The Dubai Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) has signed a deal to build futuristic sky pods suspended across Dubai to help reduce traffic.
Described as a cross between ‘a monorail and ski lift,’ each four-seater pod can travel at up to 30mph on a series of connected beams. Each pod has a drive unit with brakes and works on a network of beams that criss-cross the city.
The move is part of Dubai’s goal to have 25% of journeys taken via mass transit systems.
Dubai’s sky pod network will likely have 21 stations across 15km of track. And it will be able to take up to 8,400 passengers an hour in each direction.