SKYTRAN APPOINTS JOHN COLE AS NEW CEO

October 6, 2016

John Cole skyTran CEO

skyTran® Inc., headquartered at the NASA Research Park (NRP) in the heart of Silicon Valley, announces that Mr. John Cole has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the Board of Directors. The move was made to meet the needs of the company as it rapidly expands across the globe. In its decision, the skyTran Board of Directors recognized Mr. Cole has the right blend of experience and skills for the top position. Former CEO, Jerry Sanders, will remain on the Board of Directors.

Mr. Cole has been a longtime member of the Board and previously served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) during the Proof of Concept Phase. As the company enters the Commercialization Phase, the focus will shift from development to engineering and operations—a strong suit of Mr. Cole’s…. [Read More]


MIRAL SIGNS MOU WITH SKYTRAN TO REVOLUTIONIZE TRANSPORTATION IN ABU DHABI’S YAS ISLAND

June 29, 2016

Image of Jerry Sanders and Mohamed Abdulla Al Zaabi

Miral announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with skyTran. The agreement will launch the study and implementation of skyTran, a personal rapid transit (PRT) system, for the first time in the Middle East on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

skyTran’s computer-controlled, 2-person “jet-like” vehicles employ unique, state-of-the-art, skyTran Magnetic Levitation (STML) technology instead of wheels. The patented, high-speed, low-cost, elevated PRT system, built at the NASA Research Park will have cars zipping above traffic from one destination to another in a safe, timely, and energy efficient manner across the Island. The project aims to connect the current and future destinations on Yas Island… [Read More]


SKYTRAN UNVEILS ITS TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM

April 20, 2016

Photo of skyTran vehicle on test track

skyTran® Inc., headquartered at NASA Research Park, and the developer of the patented, high-speed, elevated, energy-efficient skyTran Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) and Cargo Rapid Transit (CRT) systems, announced the successful launch and operation of its Technology Demonstration System. The TDS includes the skyTran-vehicle chassis and its unique MagLev Wings and Propellers. It shows all of the skyTran system components that are required for full-scale commercial operation: Propulsion, Levitation, and Switching.

The TDS is a complex, steel testing structure that is affectionately referred to as an “ugly duckling” by the skyTran engineering team. Building… [Read More]


SKYTRAN ANNOUNCES INNOVATION ENDEAVORS INVESTMENT

September 9, 2015

Image of skyTran track in the city

skyTran® Inc., a NASA Space Act company headquartered at the NASA Ames Research Center, announced the closing of its Series A investment by Innovation Endeavors, Eric Schmidt’s leading Silicon Valley venture firm. skyTran will use this round of funding to expedite and continue its global roll-out.

skyTran is the developer of a patented, high-speed, elevated, energy-efficient Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. The skyTran system consists of a network of computer-controlled, levitating, “jet-like” vehicles that use skyTran Mag-Lev (STML) technology. skyTran will transport passengers above the surface traffic and without stopping at other people’s stations. skyTran intends to… [Read More]


SKYTRAN ENGAGES JGM TO ASSIST WITH WORLDWIDE IMPLEMENTATION

September 25, 2015

Jerry Sanders and Earl Gales Photo

skyTran® Inc., a NASA Space Act company headquartered at the NASA Research Park near Mountain View, California, and Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc. (JGM) headquartered in Los Angeles, California have teamed up to bring to cities across the globe something never experienced before: low-cost, high-speed, elevated Personal Rapid Transit (PRT).

JGM is a global project and construction management firm offering a comprehensive array of transportation and other services to public and private sectors. JGM specializes in program, project and construction management, urban planning, and architectural design in the fields of transportation infrastructure, civic, educational… [Read More]


HIGH-SPEED, ELEVATED, MASS TRANSIT GETS REAL

June 23, 2014

Yosef Melamed and Jerry Sanders Photo

skyTran® Inc., headquartered at the NASA Research Park (NRP) near Mountain View, California, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a company headquartered in Lod, Israel, entered into an agreement today for the construction of a skyTran Technology Demonstration System (TDS) on the grounds of IAI’s corporate campus. The agreement was executed by the Director of IAI’s Lahav Division, Yosef (Yossi) Melamed and by skyTran CEO, Jerry Sanders.

skyTran is the developer of the patented high-speed, elevated, levitating, energy-efficient, skyTran transportation system. The skyTran system is a network of computer-controlled, 2-person “jet-like” vehicles employing state-of-the-art passive, magnetic levitation… [Read More]