Mag-lev smart overhead transport system coming to Netanya

The Israeli city of Netanya is the next in line to climb aboard the skyTran plan for the future of public transportation.

It has approved construction of a 600-meter route on which a fleet of two-passenger mag-lev pods will take commuters on demand – aided by artificial intelligence — between the railway station in the Poleg Industrial Zone and the Kiryat Nordau residential neighborhood.

skyTran’s computer-controlled vehicles, capable of speeds up to 300 kilometers per hour, were developed at the NASA Ames Research Center in California and are being built at Israel Aerospace Industries.