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About us

In 2012, Burford Furman and Ron Swenson decided to get together and start the Spartan Superway initiative. They envisioned a team of students and professionals working together to develop cutting-edge technology for the transportation industry.

From 2012 until 2015 the Spartan Superway team consisted of senior students from San Jose State University, who worked extensively in order to develop necessary research, studies, publications, and papers that support the expansion of PRT systems. Since 2015, Spartan Superway started working with universities around different countries, such as Brazil, France, México, South Africa, Netherlands, South Korea, and Sweden.

Our current team members come from diverse backgrounds and all have important characteristics: they have taught at prestigious universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; led major technology companies; and led design teams on a variety of projects for a variety of clients, including those that required collaboration with manufacturing teams in Asia. There is also an interesting mix of ages, combining highly experienced individuals with the drive and enthusiasm of the young. Overall, we form a competent, highly effective working team that thinks dynamically and holistically about urban mobility. At the moment, our team consists mainly of mechatronic and mechanical engineers, currently working in the field of control and navigation systems. Our teams change depending on the problem. For example, in the past our teams have included architects, urban planners, industrial designers, electrical engineers and IP lawyers

Executive team

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Jorge Rodriguez


Donald Steiny


Andries Louw


Ron Swenson


Burford Furman 

Engineering design team


Greg White


Carlos Ortega


Khoa Lam


Nghia Nguyen

Design and strategy team

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Mario Cruz


Antonio Islas


Matias Pedraza

Advisory team

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Don Peoples

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Steve Hamilton

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Jack Fogelquist

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Britten Sessions

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Gene Nishinaga

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Gordon Fuller

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Marco Pagani

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Arthur Jue

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Peter Drucker
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