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uSky ‒ the innovative transport technology for passenger and cargo mobility off the ground

[14.05.2022]

uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology, which has already impressed various guests who visited uSky Test & Certification Center from all around the world, is an innovative rail transit system for passenger and cargo mobility off the ground.

Innovative and safe uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology
Innovative and safe uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology

uSky transport and infrastructure solutions are based on the patented uSky rail and uSky overpass technologies. The complex requires a minimum land uptake for construction and can be easily adapted to perform any logistics tasks in the field of urban (speed up to 150 km/h) and intercity (speed up to 500 km/h) passenger and passenger-and-freight transportation, as well as freight traffic at speeds up to 150 km/h.


Major load bearing members of uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology are Anchor Supports, which assume the horizontal load from the tensioned string rails of up to 100–1,000 tf, and Intermediate Supports, lightweight structures that absorb the vertical load and provide stability.


uSky transport and infrastructure solutions feature a number of standout benefits, including:


Safety:

  • uSky is a suspended transport technology off the ground.

  • No cross-roads eliminating the possibility of traffic accidents with ground transport, pedestrians, domestic and wild animals.

  • No human factor due to the Intelligent Control System.

  • Anti-derailment system.

  • High resistance to natural disasters and vandalism.

Advanced mobility:

  • High speed of movement (100–500 km/h).

  • High performance (over 25,000 passengers/hour).

  • No traffic jams.

  • Minimum traffic interval.

  • Elevation of track structure above ground.

  • Buildability over existing utility lines.

Green:

  • Less material-intensive structural elements.

  • Minimal local land allocation.

  • Zero emissions.

  • Low energy consumption.

  • Nature conservation.

  • Low noise level.

Adaptability:

  • Possibility to traverse challenging terrain.

  • Unlimited track length.

  • Applicability under any weather conditions.

  • Possibility to combine different types of tracks and steel-wheeled electric vehicle models.

  • Span length 50–3000 m.

uSky ‒ the innovative transport technology for passenger and cargo mobility off the ground

The key innovative elements of uSky solutions:


Innovative string rail:

  • Continuity and lack of expansion joints.

  • High track evenness.

  • Comfort and smooth running.

  • High speed.

  • Minimum material consumption.

Track structure design follows the design of a suspension bridge combining all its main elements.

Innovative steel wheel:

  • Efficiency of 99.8%.

  • No slipping in the contact patch.

  • Insignificant contact stress (less than 200 MPa).

  • Minor wheel rolling resistance.

  • Symmetrical rail head wear.

Innovative uSky steel wheel

Delegates from countries such as Rwanda, the Kingdom of Lesotho, Colombia, Brazil and many others have already highly rated the innovative and safe uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology.

Ms. Clare Akamanzi – CEO of the Rwanda Development Board and a Cabinet Member at uSky Test & Certification Centre with uCar
Ms. Clare Akamanzi – CEO of the Rwanda Development Board and a Cabinet Member at uSky Test & Certification Centre with uCar
His Majesty King Letsie III personally starts uCar
His Majesty King Letsie III personally starts uCar
Minister of Transport of Colombia Mrs. Ángela María Orozco Gómez sharing her impressions with teammates
Minister of Transport of Colombia Mrs. Ángela María Orozco Gómez sharing her impressions with teammates
Dr. Anatoli Unitsky, Minister Marcos Pontes and Ambassador Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja in uCar at uSky Test & Certification Center
Dr. Anatoli Unitsky, Minister Marcos Pontes and Ambassador Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja in uCar at uSky Test & Certification Center
Ms. Melanie Kleinpötzl, Chief Digital Officer & Head of Innovation at Frauscher Sensortechnik, Austria at uSky Transport passenger station upon test-riding uCar
Ms. Melanie Kleinpötzl, Chief Digital Officer & Head of Innovation at Frauscher Sensortechnik, Austria at uSky Transport passenger station upon test-riding uCar