skyTran, headquartered at the NASA Ames Research Center near Mountain View, California, is developing a patented, high-speed, low-cost, elevated Personal Rapid Transportation (PRT) system. The skyTran network of computer-controlled, 2-person “jet-like” vehicles employs unique, state-of-the-art, SkyTran Magnetic Levitation (STML) technology. skyTran moves passengers in a fast, safe, green, and economical manner.
With its NASA relationship, skyTran has access to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and capabilities. It is able to combine NASA expertise, assets, and information with its own core competencies.
After years of groundbreaking R&D and perfecting its proprietary technology, skyTran recently partnered with a leading aerospace company for the construction of a full scale skyTran Technology Demonstration System (TDS). The TDS will incorporate skyTran’s salient features and will provide a platform for skyTran vehicles to travel at high speeds, with full payloads while levitating. The TDS will enable testing, refinement, and validation of skyTran’s technology in a controlled environment.
Following the completion of the TDS, commercial skyTran systems will be rolled out worldwide. skyTran expects to build its first commercial systems in Israel, France and India. Map and photo (shown above and to the left) illustrate possible route and street view in a typical city deployment.