The “CabriO” cable car, located in Stanserhorn, Switzerland, is the world’s first cable car featuring a roofless upper deck. The cable car hosts some of the world’s most impressive technology, able to carry 60 people in one trip while escalating 2,320 meters, rising 1139 m in altitude.
The cable car has a conveying capacity of 465 guests per hour, reaching a top speed of 8 meters per second. A massive 465 kW motor powers the cables which pull the car up to two other supporting cables. The construction of the cable car required special consideration of how the machine will function. The massive 5-meter wide car carries up to a maximum capacity of 16,500 kg.
In order to sustain that weight, the car rolls along with two 66 mm steel weighing 3.53 kg per meter. Because the supporting guide wires are incredibly heavy and difficult to wind, the car uses alternate cables to pull it up the mountain. The journey will take you about 6 and half minutes.
The cable car lets you enjoy the breeze through your hair with a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding beautiful lakes and mountains.
According to interestingengineering