In early May, two major Middle Eastern media released the overview of the SkyWay project in the UAE.
On 6 May, the article titled «New Video Offers a Futuristic Glimpse of Sky Pods Transport System of Dubai» was published in the magazine The National, which tells the English-speaking audience about the news of business and culture. The journalists of the publication told their audience about the advantages of the Sky Pods project and the plans for its implementation:
There will be 21 stations in total linking «vital city spots» according to the government. The system will have the capacity to transit 8,400 riders per hour in each direction.
The Sky Pods occupy considerably less area than modes of transport of the same capacity, and use five times less power than electric vehicles.
Dubai is aiming to convert 25 per cent of total journeys in the city into autonomous journeys on various transit means by 2030.
On 9 May, the article titled «Dubai's Newest Sky Pod Transport System Is Something From The Future» was published in the magazine Scoopempire, which is positioned as the urban media about culture and innovations. The article gives an overview of the project and its current status:
Currently, experts from the Roads and Transport Authority, in partnership with the system creators Skywatch Greentech, are running tests on Sky Pods to enhance the available blueprints. Speaking of which, one model, the Unibus, has a capacity of 24 passengers and can travel at the speed of up to 150 kilometers per hour. Another one, the Unibike, has the same velocity and can be manually propelled through suspended rails.
You can read about the reaction of the Russian media to the SkyWay project in Dubai in our latest material.