As we all know, cars account for large emissions of CO2 and air pollution in urban areas. Increased car traffic in urban areas often causes long queues, unnecessary loss of time and irritable moods. In order to convince more people to choose alternative modes of transport, the transport needs to be fast and easy to use between work, home and other destinations.
SkyCab is a cross between a train and a taxi. It is a transport system providing a new way of travelling that is fast, convenient and inexpensive, and contributes less to climate change. The system is computer-controlled (without a driver) and passengers ride in individual electric cars on tracks, below or above ground. A journey from one point to another is fast and direct without stopping on the way.
The SkyCab rail concept is an economically competitive alternative to current road-dominated forms of transport. These pod-like electric vehicles take up to four people and when powered by electricity from the average European electricity grid, it would cause only half as much pollution as a regular bus (measured per person and kilometre).