- congestion /kuhn-JES-chuhn/
- boundary /BOUN-duh-ree/
- resemble /ri-ZEM-buhl/
- sustainable /suh-STEY-nuh-buhl/
- innovation /in-uh-VEY-shuhn /
[noun] – a situation in which there is too much traffic and movement is difficult
Some airports experience congestion during the summer season.
[noun] – a real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something
It is important to set boundaries in any relationship.
[verb] – to look like or be like someone or something
The house was designed to resemble a boat.
[adjective] – able to continue over a period of time
Recycling waste is a sustainable practice.
[noun ] – (the use of) a new idea or method
Innovation matters in education.
The interior of these electrically-powered pods resembles a first-class airline suite and boasts mood lighting, lounge music, and floor-to-ceiling windows. USky Transport aims to create more walkways and public leisure spaces. According to Stephanie Haag, an associate partner at consulting firm McKinsey & Company, sky pods are different from monorails and cable cars in that they offer better flexibility and better cabins. The pods are also cheaper and more environmentally friendly than subways. According to uSky, the system costs around $10 million and uses fewer structural materials which could reduce carbon emissions. Each pod can carry up to four passengers. Haag notes that the futuristic pods are perfect for countries where public transportation is under-developed and there is a great need for mobility solutions. Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park, has expressed his hope for the pods to boost the emirate’s plan of becoming a sustainable and futuristic hub.
Get ready to step into the future as the service could open in 2024. Once fully operational, the network could carry up to 10,000 passengers per hour. Sky pods in Sharjah are yet another example of the power of innovation. Technology advancement never stops and innovators are constantly thinking of ways to make the world a more convenient place.
- Have you ridden a monorail?
- When was the last time you were stuck in traffic?
- If you were working in the transportation industry, how would you help solve traffic congestion?
- Do you agree that traffic congestion is a bane of everyday life?
- What do you think of uSky’s pods?