SkyCab

SkyCab is an imaginative way to think about city mobility ‒  a flexible system of driverless automatic small vehicles travelling on elevated guideways and carrying up to four passengers. SkyCab is a significant improvement on conventional public transportation systems, allowing for individual ”taxi-style” trips.

SkyCab is an on-demand transportation system that generates no emissions or noise pollution. The system is energy efficient and can be powered with renewable energy.  It is a public transit system that summons driverless ”taxis” with the convenience of pushing a button for an elevator.

SkyCab can supplement public transportation where earlier transport policies have lead to increased auto congestion, or service low-density areas by connecting transit riders to high density rail, subway, and tram stops. Investment costs per kilometer are half those of tram or rail, and a quarter of those for subway or highway construction. The theoretical capacity is 9,000 passengers per hour. SkyCab runs at about 40 km/h - significantly faster than the average urban transit speed (reducing trip time as much as 50 percent).  The benefit to society has been estimated at up to 1.9; which means that each Yuan, Yen, Dollar or Euro invested returns 1.9 of the same to society.
  

SkyCab uses 0.11 kWh/vehicle per kilometer. Powering a SkyCab system using average EU electric generation standards would amount to 38.9 grams of CO2 per kilometer, one third of the 2012 European Commission proposed limits for new passenger cars at 120 grams of CO2 per kilogram. SkyCab carbon dioxide emissions are one-fifth of those for passenger vehicles in the United Kingdom, and that figure can be reduced even further with the use of renewable energy.

The world needs new transportation systems to meet ever increasing mobility demands.  Cities in China, for example, add thousands of new cars every day. SkyCab can service a part of this heavy future transport demand.

Several cities in Sweden have expressed interest in SkyCab, and cities in other countries are also interested. The long-range plan by the City of Sigtuna regarding a new Stockholm Airport City includes an automatic transportation system on land specifically reserved for this purpose. SkyCab plans to introduce a first phase, a pilot, of a full working commercial demonstration system to permit technical and operational evaluation.

SkyCab is a public-private partnership, and is ready to enter into licensing agreements. SkyCab will coordinate all local, regional and national partners in deploying the SkyCab system. Future plans include advanced technology developed in collaboration with partners in other nations, including US, China and India.

SkyCab is cited by SwenTech, a leading green-technology government council advancing Swedish environmental technology companies around the world.

 

SkyCab, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, was started by Dr. Åke Åredal, who serves as President and CEO. The company’s management team consists of ten senior experts.