Choose a new path.

Welcome to Whoosh®

Whoosh® provides an on-demand ride-hailing experience for passengers, allowing them to book rides and glide easily above congestion in the unused vertical space of a location - traveling nonstop to their destination.

Riding on a dedicated guideway removes the risks of surface level autonomy creating a network of safe high throughput electric vehicles with low energy needs and zero emissions.

Whoosh® creates personalized, point to point transportation for passengers or goods traveling in autonomous electric vehicles on a light and flexible elevated cable and rail guideway. Whoosh® networks are modular and can include small pull-off stops, larger hub stations or combinations of both to create a variety of journey options across a region.

Vehicles travel across cable sections to span over geographic obstacles without interference to the area below. They seamlessly transition from cable to rail support structure, changing elevation, or turning to create countless route options.

The system is flexible and easy to implement in tight spaces. When existing structure is available, Whoosh® can use it as support for the lightweight network guideway, decreasing construction cost and disruption to the environment.

We’ve already developed a fully operational prototype system. A public pilot project in New Zealand is underway and we have additional interest for projects around the world.

 



Creating Connected Communities

When we designed Whoosh®, we made sure it aligned with our core beliefs and goals. The result is a solution with the power to enhance a community. Operating in the unused vertical space of an area, Whoosh® creates an easy, enjoyable, and low-impact transportation solution - connecting communities in new ways.

Whoosh® is low cost and easy to install, which allows project planners to put people first. Equitable planning goals, once restricted by budget constraints, are now shovel ready. With Whoosh®, pollution is diminished while shared green spaces can be expanded and enjoyed by all. Delivery and logistics vehicles are reduced on streets, easing traffic and congestion.

 

People First

  • 15 minute walkable communities

  • Connected districts

  • Marginalized communities to the center

A Clean Slate

  • Reduced CO2 emissions for a healthier community and planet

  • Reclaiming the streets for expanded green space

Delivered Safely

  • Safe transportation of passengers on a dedicated guideway

  • Improved shipping times and reduced delivery vehicles on roadways

Our Solution

The result of our development effort is a new transportation technology. Whoosh® combines six fundamental components into a single solution, making it easier than ever for planners and developers to choose a new path.

 

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Elevated Above
Surface Traffic

Operates on a minimal guideway over obstacles in unused vertical space.

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On-demand
& Point to Point

Vehicles are ready and waiting to provide non-stop journeys to your final destination.

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Flexible Paths
& Easy Expansion

Routes can break free of straight paths and easily expand as your network needs grow.

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Extends Transit
Networks

Builds on existing multimodal networks, extending mobility coverage.

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Improved
Logistics Delivery

Consistent delivery times on a network that decreases last-mile congestion and pollution.

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Low Impact
& Low Cost

Reduces daily energy use and embodied CO2 while saving on operation and build costs.

 

Whoosh® Passenger Experience

The Whoosh® experience is like no other, riders glide across an elevated guideway over street-level congestion on a non-stop, point to point journey. Passengers easily control their ride through an app, traveling in a comfortable cabin with unique expansive views.

Level boarding platforms with minimal gaps make Whoosh® ideal for providing inclusive accessibility and smooth mobility for the disability community. Additionally, people with strollers or extra cargo will appreciate the seamless travel experience.

Riders can travel in groups or request personal journeys. Whether traveling with your friends or on your own, Whoosh® offers a transportation option above the rest.

On-demand, Personalized Routes

Using ticket vending machines or an app, a passenger can book their route - similar to a ride-hailing service. The control system dispatches instructions to the nearest available vehicle and selects the most efficient route along the network to take the passenger directly to their destination.

Whoosh® can create flexible paths - transitioning from cable to rail to turn, ascend, or descend whenever needed. The ability to add pull-off stops and stations helps Whoosh® deliver passengers and goods easily to key locations around a district.

 

Pull-off Stations

Whoosh® uses pull-off stations to create on-demand travel with no waiting. These low cost stations are placed strategically throughout a network so there's always one located close to you. Pull-off stations can be located at grade, elevated, or grafted into dense urban environments with the ability to integrate directly with buildings to create multi-level stop and station options.

Whoosh® Pilot Project: Remarkables Park

Located at the geographical heart of Queenstown, New Zealand - Remarkables Park's vision is to create a dynamic urban environment. The unique 150 hectare Remarkables Park Zone is designed to deliver comprehensive multi-use, retail, resort, residential and recreational opportunities to further enhance Queenstown's thriving community.

This is New Zealand's premier tourist destination. It's a town of 40,000 people and is somewhat unique in that it is both an urban and resort development at the same time.

With around 3.5 million visitors annually, the area is facing challenges with traffic. Whoosh® is helping Remarkables Park plan to reduce congestion and emissions, improve mobility, and save money.

We're excited about the project and are planning for the first phases of Whoosh® in 2024. We invite you to come to Queenstown and experience the Remarkables Park pilot project for yourself. 

What's Next?

Whoosh® is in development today and is looking ahead to tomorrow. A pilot project is underway for Remarkables Park in Queenstown New Zealand and we're expanding our single rider prototype network for five person capacity vehicles. We're also working on logistics applications, developing middle and last mile solutions for goods and services. We're expanding our vertical movement, developing a transportation solution that can provide layers of mobility throughout a location.

We're actively engaging potential investors and delivery partners as we explore implementation around the world. We're excited about the future and look forward to sharing more details as the journey unfolds.

Connect with Us

We have so much more to share about Whoosh® and what it can do. Please connect now for updates or, if you have questions and want to get involved, contact us directly at Holmes Solutions HQ in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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