Sharjah trials new hanging cable car-style transport system
The hanging unicars are located at Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park…
Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) has launched an experimental phase of its new SkyWays project. SkyWays is a hanging transport system made up of individual unicars connected by a long cable suspended above the ground.
During the test phase, the unicars will only travel short distances but once complete, will run 2.8 kilometres from the beginning of the park (Sharjah Airport Road) to the end (Muwaileh Road). SRTIP are trialling four different pod models: the high speed unibus, biunibus, unitruck and Unicont.
The SkyWay pods will carry cargo and passengers around the park, and will soon introduce second-level infrastructure including stations, depots, turn-out switches, intelligent system of safety, control, power supply and communications.
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H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah visited SRTIP to observe the three hanging tracks as well as the pods being tested. The park has an extensive plan in order to make Sharjah into a sustainable, futuristic city, in line with the Sharjah Ruler’s directives.
SRTIP is home to one of the biggest scientific research centres of smart transport globally, and tests and develops modern concepts for urban transportation before they are marketed to the world. Other projects include everything from researching solar power and aerospace technology, to how to grow food on your balcony.
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