EXPO 2020 Dubai is about to close its doors soon. People from all over the world rush to attend this celebration of advanced architectural thought and modern technologies, and representatives of Brazil, whose unique pavilion is also presented at the exhibition, are no exception.
Following their EXPO 2020 tour, the Brazilian delegates reached uSky Test & Certification Centre to explore uSky Technology and the architectural features of uSky complexes. The representative delegation comprised of:
Mr. Darci José Lermen, Mayor of Parauapebas,
Mr. Antonio Angelo Garcia dos Santos, Mayor of Innocence,
Mr. Edson Rodrigos Nogueira, Mayor of Jaraguari,
Mr. Cleverson Alves dos Santos, Mayor of Costa Rica,
Mr. Anizio Sobrinho de Andrade, Mayor of Paraíso das Águas,
Mr. Rodrigo de Souza Mota, Secretary of tourism of Parauapebas,
Mr. Keniston de Jesus Rego Braga, Special secretary of the government of Parauapebas,
Carajas mine project representatives,
Mr. Fernando Luis Correa de Oliveira, Entrepreneur in the solar energy sector,
Bruno Quick Lourenço de Lima, National Sebrae director,
Carlos Franco Amastha, Owner Shopping Maringá Park,
and many others.
Journalist Alexandre Rafael Barros and cameraman José Luiz Morais Garcia were accompanying the delegates.
The delegates visited uSky passenger station and took a test ride in a safe and certified tropical uCar.
While the visitors were longing for a ride in the air rail uPod, uSky Transport representatives shared with the guests the details of track structure types and various electric vehicles, features of the integrated artificial intelligence, and the feasibility of simultaneous control of multiple vehicles on different routes from a single control room. The safety of uSky transport system and the evacuation system peculiarities were covered as well along with high standards of design and construction, which serve to ensure the reliability of uSky Transport Solutions.
The delegates were told about the exceptional capabilities of uSky transport and infrastructure complex based on the patented technologies of uSky rail and uSky transport overpass:
uSky complex can be easily adapted to perform any logistics tasks in urban (speed up to 150 km/h) and intercity (speed up to 500 km/h) passenger and passenger-and-freight transportation, as well as cargo transportation at speeds up to 150 km/h;
uSky complex features high efficiency, safety, reliability, and durability, as well as significantly more favorable construction costs and minimal operating costs compared to other types of overpass transport (monorail, maglev train, surface metro, light rail, cable car) and underground metro;
a special design of uSky overpasses allows to significantly reduce their material consumption and increase durability and reliability both under the influence of extreme natural and climatic (earthquake, flood, tsunami, storm wind, fog, ice, snow and sand drifts, etc.), and man-made (vandalism, terrorism, etc.) factors.
The guests were shown the technical capabilities of uCont, an autonomous self-propelled electric cargo vehicle designed for the movement of 20' (TEU, Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) and 40' (FEU, Forty-Foot Equivalent Unit) cargo containers at the speed of 100 km/h. uCont is an unmanned vehicle controlled automatically and driverless. uCont can be applied in logistics hubs, sea and inland ports, mining sites in various climatic conditions.
uCont was of particular interest to representatives of the mining industry in the city of Carajas, as freight traffic through this area nowadays reaches 190 million tons per year. Accordingly, uSky Transport cargo solutions can be considered as an alternative solution for the entire region.
In the control room with a software and hardware complex and control system, the guests were told about four ways to position electric vehicles uPods.
The positioning of uPods on the track structure is provided by a combination of various devices and systems:
odometer takes speed readings from the wheels and inverters, thus calculates the position of the EV;
RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) system reads the data stored by RFID tags mounted on the track structure. Depending on the speed of uPod, the positioning accuracy is +/– 0.5 m;
Hall effect sensors on uPods paired with magnets on the track structure measure the magnitude of the magnetic field and are used for non-contact detection, positioning, and speed detection;
GPS-module enables calculating the speed and position of uPod.
As uSky Transport works on the continual improvement all of its systems and technology in general, at the moment, engineering staff is working to enhance the positioning system additionally using radars and on-board cameras.
The delegates also visited the demonstration pavilion showcasing a cutting-edge and sharp-looking high-speed uFlash designed for commuting on long-distance and international routes at the speed of up to 500 kilometres per hour.
At uSky Transport office, the guests from Brazil had the opportunity to see the model of a linear city.
The Brazilian representatives are the most frequent guests at uSky Test & Certification Centre. Formerly, uSky Centre has already been visited by Mr. Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut and currently the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Brazilian government, and other delegates as a part of International Transport Mission in the UAE. These attest to the growing interest in uSky Technology within the Brazilian business environment. In turn, having all the requisite resources, uSky Transport is ready to develop business relations with new partners and customers from Brazil offering them the construction of high-quality routes in any region of this South America's most influential country.