TechCrunch is happy to announce Swyft Cities gained the TechCrunch Classes: Mobility 2022 pitch-off and is fast-tracked into the Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt in October. Past Aero is runner-up.
The Mountain View-based firm is dedicated to enhancing transportation by using autonomous, light-weight, fixed-cable automobiles. The corporate says that its resolution affords a decrease value per mile with fewer carbon emissions than typical transportation options.
Swyft sees this as a brand new type of city mobility that may remedy transportation issues in densely developed areas, together with company campuses, airports, universities and tourism districts. The platform is novel in that the automobiles transfer on a stationary cable, permitting for brand new connections that may be added when wanted. This provides capability into an space, permitting increased density and extra worthwhile developments. It additionally reduces prices on parking and visitors mitigation. In some areas, offering connections inside the web site can drive excessive worth.
Past Aero, based mostly out of Paris/Toulouse, France, is constructing long-range plane powered by hydrogen-electric propulsion. The primary plane is a zero emission non-public plane (6-9 seat), designed for hydrogen propulsion, flying 1,000 miles in vary.