2SkyTran FeaturesSkyTran vehicles are waiting for you whenever you need one.A SkyTran vehicle takes you non-stop to your destination from 25 to 100 mph.SkyTran is quiet and energy efficient.SkyTran provides privacy, safety, and personal freedom like a car.SkyTran is Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)
3Low Cost Modular Design Small Personalized VehiclesInexpensive PortalsBuilt like a theme park ride. Imagine a roller coaster stretched from ½ mile to 20 miles and with all the loops and thrills removed. Emphasize why 2 people. Why so sleek and small. If not Lightweight, guideways are bigger, poles larger and more expensive, visual impact increased, aerodynamic means low cost, small size, energy efficient means USE UBIQUITY ARGUMENTLightweight GuidewaysStandard Utility Pole Supports
4How SkyTran Works Non-stop travel Vehicles exit the high speed guideway before slowing……then descend to the off line portal closest to your selected destinationTraffic NEVER slows down while ON the high speed guideway!There is no difference between the behavior of SkyTran and a freeway on and offrampNon-stop travel
5One lane of non-stop SkyTran guideway provides the same hourly capacity as a three lane freeway 8 ft. ClearanceSkyTran structures do not obstruct cars, pedestrian any surface traffic.
6Key Technology MagLev & LSM results in 200+ MPG energy efficiency Propelled by standard electric Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM).Proven,passive MagLev technology replaces wheels.MagLev & LSM results in 200+ MPG energy efficiencyOnly one moving part…Virtually No Maintenance.
7On-site Assembly Uses 4 Basic Parts GuidewayVehiclePortalPolesLike a transit tinker toy assembled on-site.Designed for low cost and fast installationCost: <$10 Million per mile
8SkyTran takes you anywhere a car can go. SkyTran Is A NetworkSkyTran takes you anywhere a car can go.
9Crossing traffic at different levels prevents collisions. Scales Up To A NetworkCrossing traffic at different levels prevents collisions.
10Comfortable entry and exit Using SkyTranComfortable entry and exit
11SkyTran disappears into the cityscape Parked vehicles waiting for you No expensive, destructive right-of-way acquisitions required, just easements on existing sidewalksMinimum visual impact compared to an equivalent capacity three lane highway or a lower capacity light railNonstop GuidewayMention any place there’s a light or power pole SkyTran can go AND it becomes the light and power pole.Parked vehicles waiting for youBoarding portal
13Comparison of 25 Mile Commute No wait, non-stop, no hassle! MODE AVERAGE SPEED RIDE TIMELocal Bus MPH minutesLight Rail MPH minutesCommuter Rail MPH minutesAuto MPH minutesSkyTran MPH minutesSkyTranNo wait, non-stop, no hassle!
14SkyTran Safety Features 40,000+Auto Deaths In U.S.Elevated Guideway No possibility of collisions with cars, trucks, pedestrians, children, animals or road debris.In-line travel on a single lane Constant spacing and speed sensing for collision avoidance is simple. No dangerous passing & arbitrary lane changing.No derailments Impossible to derail. Also, cannot slide out of control in rain, ice or snow All Weather OperationEmergency braking High-g emergency braking. SkyTran can safely stop 10 times faster than a car.
16Show SD Airport connection to downtown or OR SANDEG priority route Gate to City ServiceSkyTran is small! Boarding structures can be placed within 200 feet of each and every airline’s arrival gates.Show SD Airport connection to downtown or OR SANDEG priority routeEXAMPLE: Arrival on United AirlinesDeplane and be on your way to the city in 60 seconds
17SkyTran Doesn’t Replace Cars SkyTran handles majority of commuter trafficSkyTran doesn’t replace car for family tripsSkyTran doesn’t replace a trip to Home Depot
18SkyTran Summary More affordable than driving Super low maintenance Faster than auto, bus or light-railSafer than any other transit modeMore energy efficient = 200 mpgNo air or noise pollutionMinimal land/environmental impact
19Doug Malewicki, Inventor Stanford University Master of Science Aeronautical & Aerospace EngineeringApollo Program Lunar module design & testB-1 Stealth Bomber Composites ExpertDARPA Contractor Advanced Morphing Wing UAVsRobosaurus
20Who’s Who of Top Technical Support Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryDr. Richard PostInventor of “Passive Maglev” TechnologyMaglev Guideway DevelopmentScaled CompositesBurt RutanInventor of first plastic compsoite spacecraft and first to privately launch a man into space.Vehicle Design & EngineeringAdvanced Digital ManufacturingVehicle Prototype Development