You’ll soon have to look up to grab an air taxi as Dubai has signed up to a cutting-edge high-speed cable car system to connect the city.
Dubai wants 25% of public transport trips to be taken via self-driving technology by 2030.
And the CABLINE system is likely to be a key part of it.
The new cable car system would involve ‘self-propelled cabins moving over ropes at speeds up to 45 km per hour’ across the city.
And with a minimalist infrastructure, the company behind it think it would be easy to build with the least possible footprint. The cable car system would then hook up with other public transport hubs including the Metro.
And thanks to the ‘innovative technology’ that allows for a ‘quieter and more energy sufficient’ journey, Dubai has signed a deal with French company MND.
UAE’s Emirates Mars Mission ‘exceeded expectations’ after one year
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It’s been just over a year since the Emirates Mars Mission blasted off and the team behind it have said the mission has so far ‘exceeded expectations.’
And since then, it’s flown above and beyond expectations.
Along the way, it’s covered 493,000,000 km on the way to Mars. And they’ve only had to correct its course via Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres four times when they expected seven TCMs.
They’ve even been able to take extra measurements and readings during the first year.
“We’ve had quite a lot of ‘wiggle room’ in addition to our planned parameters. And our confidence in our spacecraft has gone from strength to strength, to be honest. We were able to cut the number of trajectory correction manoeuvres, perform additional observations during our flight to Mars and now have added a whole area of scientific study to the mission that I can only describe as a ‘bonus’. It has been a very busy year indeed for Hope!” said EMM Project Director Omran Sharaf.
They’ve now activated the ship’s Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS) instrument which tells us how much oxygen is in the atmosphere.