for more than two years, dahir insaat has been working on a visionary form of urban transportation, an idea which he says ‘will supersede buses, trams, and trolleybuses in the cities of the future.’ insaat’s ‘gyroscopic transport’ would see enormous, disk-shaped vehicles swarm through the streets on wheels, elevated above traffic, and overlapping to form multiple layers of travel. the designer argues that his proposed mode of transit would have ‘huge potential to provide an efficient, economical, safe, environmentally friendly, comfortable, and maneuverable conveyance that is independent of the general traffic flows on arterial roads.’

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
enormous, disk-shaped vehicles swarm through the streets on wheels

 

 

while the mobile pods may seem unfathomable for everyday use, insaat assures that the proposed design is fully functional and is ready to build future cities with them. he explains, ‘I can say without exaggeration that this mode of transportation is compatible with the human habitat, with the spaces in which city dwellers recreate. it can pass alongside parks, squares, and pedestrian paths, and in some cases it can even ride alongside people strolling down wide boulevards. after all, it is absolutely safe in both ecological and physical terms.’

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
the vehicles are elevated above traffic, overlapping each other to form multiple layers of travel

 

 

insaat proposes that the gyroscopes would be initially powered by flywheels wound-up in the morning, and would continue to be powered throughout the day from energy supplied by solar panels mounted on the roofs of the cars. pods are stilted on expandable legs that can both contract and enlarge depending on the context, meaning they can pass under bridges and vehicular overpasses with ease. inside, passengers sit in rows just like they would on a subway or bus, or — alternatively — ride-in-style inside luxurious pods that include comfortable couches and TV sets. 

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
the proposed mode of transit would have ‘huge potential’, the designer says

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
insaat proposes that the gyroscopes would be initially powered by flywheels wound-up in the morning

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
vehicles would continue to be powered throughout the day from energy supplied by solar panels

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
pods are stilted on expandable legs that can both contract and enlarge depending on the context

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
inside, passengers sit in rows just like they would on a subway or bus

dahir insaat gyroscopic transportation
alternatively, luxurious pods include comfortable couches and TV sets

  • “The only solution is to use the space between lanes…”

    There are so many other solutions.

    AMH says:
  • After the Chinese fraud of the “elevated bus” ending with an armed blocking a street and several imprisoned. The Turkish-Russian company Dahír Insaat (which is what it says in its presentation, a construction of building panels) presents us with another junk idea that magical solutions are sold to urban traffic. There are a number of absurdities in the promotional video, but consider these: 1.- At 10 meters high pedestrians are not seen.
    2.- It intends to send a plane in the middle of the traffic and then to make it go up to a building of 3.- A pair of towers of several tons moving in the middle of the traffic lose the control to any motorist 4.- The supposed driver of the elevated hulk none would see almost anything of the way 5.- None of the ideas shown in the processing have been tested in reality and suppose an absurd perfection in the components and users of the vehicle. If you want to believe these new charlatans, remember how I ended the other bus fraud.

    Cuauhtémoc Contreras says:

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