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Design features of the tropical uCar for urban passenger transport

[19.07.2021] The scientific paper of uSky General Designer Anatoli Unitsky entitled “Design features of the tropical uCar for urban passenger transportation” was published in the scientific magazine “Innovative Transport”. The paper describes the arrangement of the main details of the uCar and shows its advantages.

Fig. 1. General view of the tropical uCar


“The overall dimensions of uCar are shown in Fig. 2, its technical characteristics - in table. Currently, a tropical uCar of a VIP design is being tested and prepared for certification at the uSky Test & Certification Centre (Sharjah, UAE).”

Fig. 2. Overall dimensions of uCar


Technical characteristics of uCar


“The required level of functional safety is ensured by using a hardware and software complex built according to the SIL standards and including unique uSky solutions in terms of emergency prevention systems.”


Fig. 3. uCar:

1. empennage of the traction module;

2. fairing;

3. passenger module;

4. power supply system;

5. microclimate system;

6. additional electrical equipment;

7. communication and machine vision equipment (in the passenger module);

8. fire extinguishing system;

9. communication and machine vision equipment (in the traction module);

10. traction module.


“The traction module is designed to ensure the movement of the uCar with the ability to change the speed, direction, acceleration and stopping of the vehicle. The traction module shown in Fig. 4, consists of a traction bogie 1, current collectors 2 and electrical equipment of the traction module 3.”



Fig. 4. Traction module of the uCAr:

1. traction bogie;

2. current collector;

3. electrical equipment of the traction module;

4. rear ETD;

5. suspension (rear);

6. side wheel (rear);

7. parking brake;

8. cooling system;

9. friction brake;

10. front ETD;

11. frame;

12. bogie;

13. obstacle bumper;

14. side wheel (front);

15. suspension (front);

16. electric motor;

17. support wheel.


In the future, uCar, which is distinguished by its capacity, comfort and traffic safety, can become an ideal replacement for personal transport.


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