The future of public transportation is here, and surprisingly, it does not involve hovercrafts.
In 2010, the Shweeb has received a $1 Million USD grant from Google as part of Project 10100, a search for outstanding solutions and innovations to current global challenges. It is now undergoing development from a mere theme park attraction to a wider, and more complex public transportation system.
Meanwhile, while we anticipate for its official launch, we can experience the Shweeb in its native form and original purpose: an amusement park monorail racetrack attraction in Agroventures, Rotorua—apparently the capital of New Zealand’s crazy and amazing innovations. Here you can find a 200-m overhead rail track where you can beat time or friends in a 3-lap race. A prize of $1,000 in cash awaits anyone who can beat a world record!