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Source: https://rail.ricardo.com/news/ricardo-a ... technology Accessed: 2022-05-22skyTran, the US-based developer of an innovative Personal Rapid Transit solution, has chosen Ricardo to perform a rigorous safety assessment of its magnetic levitation technology.
The patented skyTran system envisages two-seater and four-seater pods operating on a network of elevated guideways. Using maglev propulsion, the pods travel along the track direct to the passenger’s chosen destination.
The appointment represents the first major US rail contract for Ricardo’s rail division. [...]
Ricardo’s teams will undertake site inspections and conduct full assessments and audits of the engineering system safety plans, processes, activities and documentation. They will determine whether there is satisfactory evidence that skyTran has been designed to, and will be operated in accordance with, relevant international and national standards, codes and best practice and in line with Ricardo’s own ISA Manual.
Upon completion of our assessments, the overall outcomes will be documented within a Final ISA Report. Should the findings be satisfactory, Ricardo will issue a formal safety certificate to skyTran.
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