By Gavin Gibbon
Unicars can carry passengers up to 200km at maximum speed of 150km/h
Plans to introduce a hanging track transport system in Sharjah have taken a huge step forward.
The experimental phase of the SkyWay project for the unicars has been launched at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP).
SkyWay GreenTech has already started construction at the site to build three SkyWay hanging test tracks that will be able to carry cargo and passengers to and from the beginning of the park at Sharjah Airport road, to the end of the park at Mweileh Road.
Short track tests have been laid and the testing of unicars will begin soon on longer tracks, according to a report by Emirates News Agency (WAM).
Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, witnessed the launch of the experimental phase. He inspected the work and had a look inside one of the unicars.
The unicar is designed to carry passengers for a distance up to 200km and accommodate six riders travelling at a maximum speed of 150km/h. The network can transport about 50,000 riders per hour.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.