February 04, 2015
That's what SkyTran would do. The NASA Space Act company — which is headquartered in California — will perform its first pilot test on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries near Tel Aviv, CNN reports.
CEO and Chairman Jerry Sanders said the technology uses a third of the electricity that hybrid cars use and would make transportation more efficient.
"Being stuck in traffic is just the most stress-inducing, soul-crushing part of society today," says Sanders. "We really want to make people's lives better and elevated, high-speed transportation is the answer."
The company's website said that the pods travel between 150 and 200 m.p.h.
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