It is less than a month before the presentation takes place of the first industrial sample of the high-speed SkyWay unibus, which is capable of accelerating to 500km/h.
The way it will be is one of the main intrigues of the trade fair InnoTrans 2018 to be held in Berlin from 18 to 21 September. However, some details regarding this development were revealed to investors at this year’s EcoFest, an annual event that takes place on-site of the testing and demonstration center of the company-developer of SkyWay transport systems, EcoTechnoPark.
Features and prospects
High-speed SkyWay is one of the most ambitious trends in technology development. 500km/h at a height of several metres above the ground, with maximum comfort and safety. Overcoming immense distances in a matter of hours at a fair often even lower than on a railway. Given that the cost of building such a system will be tenfold lower than the cost of building any of the high-speed railroads existing in the market today, and energy consumption at maximum speed limited to only 8l per 100km in fuel equivalent.
At InnoTrans 2018, the difference between the transport of the past and the transport of the future will be felt literally, being among the first visitors to test the cabin of a high-speed module and to evaluate its innovative design that provides a truly fantastic aerodynamic drag factor: Cx = 0.06, which approaches the theoretical maximum and surpasses similar rates at the fastest and most expensive sports cars by at least five times.
In addition to their basic function, high-speed transportation systems will become a powerful stimulus for social and economic development in the near future. They will significantly increase mobility opportunities, accelerate trade turnover, serve as a basis for the development and expansion of power and information networks, while not damaging the ecology of the territories, in which it will be built, but, on the contrary, making a significant contribution to improve the situation both locally and globally through energy efficiency. Linear cities will be set up along the routes. They will be created with a fundamentally different logic than the present settlements, pedestrian, clean, affordable, safe and comfortable for living. The outlines of all this can be seen in the configuration of the high-speed module already on 18 September. It was expected that this system would show itself in action soon, however, this moment is a little delayed. But not for long.
It is planned to build a high-speed track with a length of at least 25km needed to achieve the declared speeds in the UAE. The UAE government was able to consider the prospects of SkyWay and supported the project understanding that among the transport solutions offered today, only Yunitskiy’s SkyWay Transport is able to provide the level of economy, environmental friendliness and safety that will meet future challenges in this area and will be able to set a new standard for the future.
According to Anatoly Yunitskiy, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Designer of SkyWay Technologies Co, the UAE Government has already confirmed its words by deeds, allocating for free a total of more than 50ha of land, worth of hundreds of million dollars in the market for two technological sites of SkyWay, one of which has the required length (25km), where Anatoly Yunitskiy plans to reach up to 600km/h speed, with the extension of the route to 60km, where the Hyper U forevacuum tube with designed speed of 1,250km/h will be built soon.