Forget planes, trains and automobiles, a totally new kind of transportation is in the works at a NASA lab in the South Bay. Gliding pods could someday pick you up where you live and drop you off at work.
In a nondescript building at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, a little bullet shaped vehicle, creeps down a 50-foot metal test track.
“You’re whisked away at a high speed with silence — because SkyTran is a passive magnetic levitation vehicle, meaning there’s no clitter-clatter of wheels, you’re riding on a cushion of air,” SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders said.
Watch the video of the extraordinary innovation HERE.