skyTran is a patented, high-speed, low-cost elevated personal rapid transit system (RTS). The skyTran network of computer-controlled, jet-like vehicles can carry two persons. These vehicles employ state-of-the-art passive magnetic levitation technology.
After perfecting its proprietary technology, skyTran partnered with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), an aerospace organization headquartered in Lod, for the construction of a skyTran technology demonstration system on the grounds of IAI’s corporate campus.
This is how it works once it is operational. You will order a car by smartphone. They will pick you up at a station and transport you to your destination. The IAI trial will travel at around 45 mph, but the future trains will be faster.
This really sounds exciting. Anything that promises reduction in traffic congestion is welcome.
Image courtesy of www.skytran.us