This futuristic personal transport could soon be part of your daily commute
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This futuristic personal transport could soon be part of your daily commute

skyTran-a NASA Space Act company-is finally building a pilot of its computer-controlled, two-person high speed maglev transport system that runs 20-feet above the ground. Cars carry two-people and can be ordered by smartphone apps.

While the initial trial in Israel will only involve a 1,500-feet closed campus loop, the plan is to build something much larger in the near future. My dream commute just got a little step closer.

This futuristic personal transport could soon be part of your daily commute

Maglev vehicles are levitated and both lift and thrust are produced by electromagnets.

This futuristic personal transport could soon be part of your daily commute

Each skyTran car can carry two-people at over 40 miles per hour and can be ordered by smartphone apps. The cost is anticipated to be less than a taxi-ride.

This futuristic personal transport could soon be part of your daily commute

The skyTran trial is expected to be up and running by the end of 2015. If it is a success, a commercial roll-out in Tel-Aviv and other major global cities may follow.

This futuristic personal transport could soon be part of your daily commute

This futuristic personal transport could soon be part of your daily commute


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