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SkyTran's futuristic elevated transport system to be built in Israel

Posted on June 24, 2014

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California-based skyTran has teamed up with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to construct the world's first public pilot project for skyTran's elevated transit network, Reuters reported.

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Touted as a high-speed, energy-efficient, transportation system, skyTran is a network of computer-controlled, 2-person "jet-like" vehicles employing state-of-the-art passive Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) technology.

The pilot will be a 400 to 500-yard loop built at IAI's campus in central Israel and, if successful, will be followed by a commercial network in Tel Aviv in the coming years, skyTran CEO Jerry Sanders told Reuters, without disclosing the cost.

The evaluation will include testing, refinement, and validation of skyTran's technology in IAI's controlled environment and will provide a platform for skyTran vehicles to travel at high speeds with full payloads while levitating.

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