The year 2017 is about to end and there is a reason to take a look at the main “competitors” of SkyWay with its vehicles having just passed certification. We have limited ourselves with dry facts on the work done, and everyone can make conclusions on their own.
The technology of passenger traffic using personal vehicles with magnetic cushion developed by the Israeli company SkyTran with the support from the space agency NASA (USA). Because of its name, this technology is often confused with Yunitskiy’s SkyWay transport.
At this point, only a prototype vehicle and a section of the roadway have been produced. It was declared that the pilot project of SkyTran system would be created in Israel. According to assertions from developers, it had to appear in late 2015. It has not appeared so far. The latest information on the construction progress appeared in 2016, after the approval of money transfer to the town of Herzliya, where it was planned to build a commercial route.
The project’s website is not running, but continues to claim that it is just because the project’s developers are busy creating transport of the future.
The American billionaire, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Companies Elon Musk started to develop the technology of a high-speed transportation system, in which traffic is effected by magnetic levitation in a vacuum tube.
The first concept originated in 2013 and Musk presented it as the fifth mode of transport after the train, airplane, car and ship. Over the next years, there appeared different information about the location and length of routes.
SpaceX announced the beginning of construction of a 1,500-m long test track with a 1.8-m tube diameter only in early September 2016, however, in reality the final stage took place only in a year. Just in mid-October 2017, Musk received the first formal permit for the construction of a full-scale Hyperloop route. A portion of 10.3-miles length (about 16.58 km) is supposed to connect the outskirts of Baltimore with the territory of Hanover (Maryland).
Hyperloop promises the first operating projects in 2021, however, at this point it has reached only half of the claimed speeds (387 km/h), however, only on simulators (and not even on test samples of rolling stock that do not exist yet).
Designing, construction and certification of the breakthrough SkyWay transport system is executed by the engineering company SkyWay Technologies Co. The program of technology development includes urban, intercity and freight transport solutions. The advantages of the technology are high traffic speed, low cost, safety, environmental friendliness and energy efficiency.
SkyWay Technologies Co. has built a test site and certification-demonstration center EcoTechnoPark. Operating unibuses, unibikes and unitrucks are displayed there. They run on test tracks of three types:
SkyWay has received certificates confirming technical features of SkyWay transport rolling stock. The Certificates are issued for unibus model U4-210 and unibike model U4-621. To date, SkyWay transport is a separate mode of transportation de facto, therefore, the certification was carried out for the conformity to requirements of normative documents on urban electric transport.
This form asks for your consent to allow us to use your personal data for the reasons stated below. You should only sign it if you want to give us your consent.
Who are we?
The name of the organisation asking you for consent to use your information is:
Global Transport Investments
Trident Chambers, P.O. Box 146, Road Town
British Virgin Islands
We would like to use the following information about you:
Why would we like to use your information?
Global Transport Investments would like to send this information to company registry, inform you about its news, for refund purposes.
What will we do with your information?
We store your name, address, ID Data, date of birth into company registry. We will share your e-mail & phone number with IT Service (https://digitalcontact.com/), SMS Center (http://smsc.ru). They will add your details to their mailing list and, when it is news update, they will send you an email or sms with details. We store your credit card number for possible refunds.
How to withdraw your consent
You can withdraw the consent you are giving on this form at any time. You can do this by writing to us at the above address, emailing us at the address: [email protected] or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of emails you receive.
This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect from you when you sign up to receive our regular newsletter via our website. In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.
Who are we?
We are Global Transport Investments. Our address is Trident Chambers, P.O. Box 146, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. You can contact us by post at the above address, by email at [email protected].
We are not required to have a data protection officer, so any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above.
What personal data do we collect?
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we ask you for your name and your email address.
Why do we collect this information?
We will use your information to send you our newsletter, which contains information about our products.
We ask for your consent to do this, and we will only send you our newsletter for as long as you continue to consent.
What will we do with your information?
Your information is stored in our database and is shared with with IT Service (https://digitalcontact.com/), SMS Center (http://smsc.ru). It is not sent outside of the Euro. We will not use the information to make any automated decisions that might affect you.
How long do we keep your information for?
Your information is kept for as long as you continue to consent to receive our newsletter.
Your rights over your information
By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate.
You can also ask for it to be erased and you can ask for us to give you a copy of the information.
You can also ask us to stop using your information – the simplest way to do this is to withdraw your consent, which you can do at any time, either by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of any newsletter, or by emailing, writing us using the contact details above.
Your right to complain
If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.