science non-fiction


When vision and capability converge, we perceive possibility in a different way. The skyTran vision is made possible by the development of unique forms of Magnetic Levitation and Propulsion. These properties are realized through the twin innovations of Magnetic Wings and the Spiral Drive. Working in tandem, they enable high-speed autonomous transit without the need to punctuate journeys. These groundbreaking innovations present an opportunity for cities that has never existed before - to build a lightning fast transport system that is both exciting and economically viable.

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Our proprietary Magnetic Wings allow our pods to travel point-to-point without unwanted stops. Once in flight, there is no physical contact between track and vehicle. When approaching a station, the Magnetic Wings enable a vehicle to change altitude and glide down onto a platform.

skyTran’s unique method of levitation greatly reduces the manufacturing complexity implicit in high-speed travel. Our infrastructure can be built as a lightweight, elevated system. Modular construction enables factory assembly before the ground is ever broken, substantially reducing the build time.