Dubai plans to beat the traffic one electric sky pod at a time

2020-03-11 14:45 - Marisa Crous
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The city of Dubai has entered talks to add driver-less aerial 'cars' to its public transport network. 

The ultimate way to beat traffic in a busy city? Most certainly! Not only that, but adding a driver-less aerial 'car' system might just mean having the most scenic route to work. 

CNN reports that Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) just signed a memorandum of understanding with British company, Beemcar which plans to develop sky pods that would operate above the city traffic. This new development is no surprise however, as the city said it would up driverless transport journeys in the city to 25% by 2030.

Who wouldn't want to fly high above a city, feeling oh-so-fancy? This innovative system can only be described as a mix between a sky lift and a monorail. 

But how would it work? These super futuristic pods would be suspended from carbon composite beams about 7.5 meters above the ground. And don't worry about motion sickness as the pods would remain horizontal to ensure passengers don't get nauseous.  

To find out more about how these pods actually work, watch this: