Sky Tran


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Sky Tran

  1. 1. By: Alex Burkle<br />Sky Tran: Innovative Transportation for the 21st CenturyInformative Speech <br />
  2. 2. Transportation <br />Interstate<br />Taxi Cab<br />Subway<br />Trains<br />
  3. 3. Food for thought<br />The US consumes 19.5 million barrels of gasoline every day<br />57% of our oil used in the US comes from foreign imports <br />The average car generates 1.5 metric tons of CO2 green house gas emissions annually<br />Currently there are 765 automobiles per 1000 people in the United States, highest in the world<br />The total government transportation expenditures equates to aprox. 150 billion dollars annually<br />
  4. 4. A new transportation method being developed by NASA and Unimodal Inc.<br />Designed with five goals in mind<br />Speed<br />Efficiency<br />Safety<br />Cost<br />Reliability<br />Videostart @ 0:50<br />
  5. 5. How it works<br />Two passenger vehicles<br />Climate control<br />Web access<br />Entertainment options<br /><ul><li>Small Portals
  6. 6. Located every quarter mile
  7. 7. No large structures or obnoxious stations</li></li></ul><li>How it works cont.<br /><ul><li>Magnetic wave
  8. 8. Driven forward by an electric induction motor
  9. 9. Harnessed by the guideway</li></ul>Maglev “G” way<br />Located overhead of loading portals<br />Speed approximately 100 mph<br />
  10. 10. What are the benefits?<br />No wait time, on demand<br />High speed and 3 lane highway capacity<br />More safe to passengers<br />Low cost to build, run and maintain<br />Efficient uses for more than just people<br />
  11. 11. The Solution<br />Sky Tran is 19 times cheaper than light rail and highway transportation systems<br />Cut down on state and federal spending<br />Renewable energy sources decrease the rate of green house gas emissions <br />Cuts the need for cars in very polluted cities creating less emission<br />Oil dependent no more<br />Each car is fuel efficient producing 200 mpg fuel economy<br />New smart grid technologies would decrease American oil imports by 70%<br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br />By identifying major problems, showing you an innovative idea and a way to solve these issues, I hope you have a better understanding where transportation is headed in the near future<br />