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Baguio in talks with Japan for establishment of Zippar - Self-Driving Ropeway Car

Photo Courtesy || Our Japan

Cordillera - The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Japanese firm Zip Infrastructure Co. Ltd. and  are exploring possibilities of putting up a self-driven cable car system called Zippar in Camp John Hay, Baguio City.

Zippar technology seeks to provide an alternative transportation system that can ease traffic congestion and provide better accessibility to the residents and visitors.

The technology is advance that it offers a versatile design that allows riding in curves and branches while remaining automated and driven from a control center.

It promises to enhance urban mobility, reduce traffic congestion, and promote environmentally sustainable transportation solutions thus creating a seamless and efficient transport system within the city. 

Photo Courtesy || Our Japan
The Zippar system comprises self-propelled, battery-powered gondolas that use cables to transport people and freight, effectively supplementing existing major transportation infrastructure.

Each gondola, built from a used Japanese electric vehicle (EV), can hold up to 12 people and run on steel rails and cables, allowing for more intricate routes and lower costs.

The ability to build lines over existing roads without the need for additional land development makes Zippar a particularly attractive option for urban areas where conventional transport is challenging.

This is perfect for Baguio City where traffic congestion is the main problem inside the main business hub and some tourist spots like Sessions Road, Burnham Park and Igorot Stone Kingdom. 

Having a Zippar cable system on this routes can greatly reduce traffic woes of commuters and motorists. 



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