- Which city in your country has the worst traffic?
- What public transportation do you use daily?
- severe /suh-VEER/
- phase /feyz/
- interior /in-TEER-er-er/
- leisure /LEE-zher/
- boost /boost /
[adjective] – causing very great pain, difficulty, worry, damage, etc.; very serious
The car suffered severe damage from the accident.
[noun] – any stage in a series of events or in a process of development
The college student is in a difficult phase of his life.
[noun] – the inside part of something
I was surprised by the colorful interior of my friend’s house.
[noun] – the time when you are not working or doing other duties
She does a lot of leisure activities on the weekend.
[verb] – to improve or increase something
My uncle is trying to boost the popularity of his restaurant.
Usky’s pods can be compared to monorails and cable cars but they offer cabins that are designed for both shorter trips and longer distances, according to Stephanie Haag, an associate partner at McKinsey & Company. Passengers can expect the interior to look like a first-class airline with floor-to-ceiling windows, mood lighting, and music. The vehicle can carry up to four passengers. USky transport wants to make way for greenery and public leisure spaces. The futuristic pods can travel up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour. USky says the system uses fewer structural materials that can be helpful to the environment. It costs around 10 million which is a lot cheaper than one kilometer of a subway which can cost up to $150 million. 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 futuristic hub.
Once the network becomes fully operational in 2024, it could carry up to 10,000 passengers per hour. Sky pods in Sharjah are yet another example of the power of technology and how ideas can shape the world.
- Where is the testing site located?
- What makes sky pods different from monorails?
- How does the interior of each pod look like?
- When will the network be fully operational?
- Once fully operational, how many passengers can the network carry?
- Have you ridden a cable car?
- When was the last time you were late for work/school because of traffic?
- If your city had the worst traffic, what would you do to help ease it?
- Do you agree that technology is powerful?
- In your opinion, would sky pods be useful in your country?