WIT Press


SKYWAY INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SMART CITIES

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT190061

Volume

186

Pages

13

Page Range

59 - 71

Published

2019

Size

713 kb

Author(s)

MARYIA DUNAYEVA, MARYNA VINAKURAVA

Abstract

Transport should be a solution to problems, not the source. This paper is intended to acquaint everyone who is interested in the development of the transport industry with the benefits of the SkyWay innovative transport system for smart cities. Another name for the SkyWay transport system is string transport, since it is based on an innovative string rail. The modern transport sector is the second largest atmospheric pollutant (after electricity and heat production). Emissions from the transport sector, contrary to the other sectors, are still growing and only recently their growth began to decline in developed countries. This study also includes comparison of the SkyWay technology with the other transport solutions. The aim is to justify that the use of the string transport on Earth is still the most balanced, proven and elaborated plan for development of cluster-type urban settlements. String transport is not a system, but a comprehensive complex that comprises dozens of systems and even more subsystems. The SkyWay elevated transport will be able to meet a whole range of communication requirements (not only transportation, but also energy and information requirements). At the same time, it is much more cost-efficient and effective compared to all available alternatives. In addition, this transport system is characterized by a high level of safety, durability and sustainability.

Keywords

elevated transport, electric vehicles, sustainability, linear city, overpass, string transport