uSky Transport took part in the Business Breakfast hosted by Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), and themed: "Sustainable transportation: How to get the Emirates sustainably today and in the future".
Sustainable transportation is any mode or management form of transportation that reduces impact on environment. These include walking and cycling, eco-friendly cars, as well as urban transport systems that are energy-efficient, conserve space and promote healthy lifestyles.
Objective of sustainable transport development is to maximize the well-being of people and to provide a sound and safe economic, social and environmental basis for both present and future generations.
Development of a sustainable transport policy involves coordination of environmental, social and economic goals, and requires addressing a wide range of land transport related issues, such as traffic accidents, social welfare, accessibility, increased traffic, impact on humans, environmental impact, noise, CO2 emissions, air quality, etc.
Sustainable transport is essentially an alternative kind of transport that has less negative impact on environment and society without compromising accessibility, the latter being the most important functional parameter of the transport sector.
In the UAE Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the Department of Energy ranked transport as the second largest contributor to the country's total greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for over 22% of total emissions. Transport accounts for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions, with nearly 90% of vehicles running on oil. As the UAE moves towards a green economy, it becomes imperative for us to address the challenges of this sector and the opportunities provided by green alternatives.
CEO of uSky Transport Sergei Tarasov made a presentation at the panel discussion, where he shared the benefits of uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology specifically in the field of sustainable development.
uSky Transport create a fundamentally new transport system: eco-friendly, safe, comfortable and cost-efficient both in production and operation if compared with other existing solutions. Our system provides for passenger and cargo transportation in a separate space – in the air above the ground surface. uSky vehicles moving above the ground on a unique-design elevated overpass ensure a number of advantages: optimized aerodynamics, increased speed, unprecedented safety, rational use of land and resources, minimized environmental harm caused by transport. In addition, the cost of construction and operation is significantly lower compared to existing transport solutions.
Elevating uSky Transport track structure above the ground surface excludes the collision of a rolling stock with pedestrians, animals, cars, trains, agricultural, construction, and any other equipment. Equipping uSky electric vehicles with an anti-derailment system and the rail track itself exclude other eventual causes of accidents.
uSky transport overpass is designed to pass over all types of soil and in any natural and climatic conditions. The transport system can withstand temperature differences from +60°С to –60°С, hurricane winds up to 300 km/h, snowdrifts up to 5 m high, floods and highwater up to 10 m in depth, earthquakes with a magnitude of up to 9 points. The overpass is resistant to heavy rains and snowfalls, sandstorms, tsunamis, glaciation, acts of terrorism, and vandalism.
High technical design and construction standards are key security components of the uSky transportation system. Certification of vehicles as a mandatory requirement for registration is a key measure to ensure the observance of relevant safety standards.
Integration of the innovative uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology into the transport infrastructure will minimize the negative consequences of using conventional vehicles, such as deaths and injuries as a result of road accidents, air pollution, high fuel consumption, and traffic congestion, thus will subsequently contribute to improving the humankind life quality and sustainable development goals.