[05.08.2021] With the development of our first test track, we have gained the right experience for sky pod transport system. And now, we are ready for commercial projects. uSky Transport with its sky pod system aims to transform the future of transport not just in Sharjah or the UAE, but around the world.
Although technological advancements keep innovators and engineers on their toes to find innovative solutions to traffic problem, traffic congestion has increased as urbanization sweeps developing nations.
Implementing uSky transportation solutions, especially in developing countries with under-developed transport systems, will help save a significant number of people from being caught in road accidents.
The first challenge for us was to appoint a local consultant who would match our expectations because this is not just an ordinary project. The sky pod transportation system is a special project from a structural point of view. After careful study,uSky Transport appointed International Engineering Consultants as the local consultant with Al Serh Al Kabeer Construction (ASAK) as the general contractor for the project.
Nadeem Shakir, Technical Director Transport Planning - Middle East at Aurecon has shared his vision how sky pod system could change the transport landscape of Sharjah.
As the population grows, there is an increase in demand for living spaces, which makes cities overcrowded. This naturally impacts existing road and transport network causing congestion and commute crisis.
According to future mobility expert, Nadeem Shakir, Region Technical Director (Transport Planning) - Middle East at Aurecon, “innovation” is the right solution to combat an overcrowded transport network.
Talking about how the sky pod system will transform the face of transport in Sharjah, Shakir says: “The sky pod system is being developed considering the local needs of Sharjah. The suspended transit technology is land-efficient. It is also quite different from other typical technologies because it is more flexible and adaptable.”
He adds: “Unlike lot of other futuristic transport technologies, which are either focused towards first-last mile solution to cater to shorter trip distances, or other high speed breakthrough technologies, which are more oriented towards the long-distance travel, this technology [sky pod] can be adapted for the shorter or longer travel distance depending on the travel demand and requirements.” Shakir is optimistic about the sky pod transport system, which is based on a string rail technology.
He notes: “I find this technology quite interesting, and I am looking forward to see how it will solve the future transport condition in Sharjah.
“The need now is for the Multimodal and Integrated Transport solution, which can be used for short and long term future.”
Follow the link to read about uSky in Construction Week.