Showing posts with label Transport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transport. Show all posts

Monday, May 22, 2017

Interactive graphic reveals how you could be travelling by 2050


From teleportation tubes to flying cars, getting from A to B looks like it will be more fun in the future, if science fiction films are to be believed.
And some of these futuristic visions are expected to become reality within our lifetimes.

To shed light on how we might get around in the year 2050, electronics firm RS Components has created an interactive module that showcases some of the most exciting predictions.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Toyota 'backs flying car project' in Japan

Members of the flying car project from Toyota Motor and others work on a prototype at a closed elementary school in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. (Photo by Masayuki Kozono)

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor has decided to finance a flying car project that some of its young employees have been voluntarily working on.
Flying cars are drawing a lot of attention these days, with U.S. startups and aircraft makers increasingly deciding to enter the sector. Amid heated competition to develop next-generation mobility, flight is rapidly emerging as a promising answer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A New “Tube Transport” System Could Get You From New York to Beijing in 2 Hours


Instead of just being regional, why not go international? That's the idea behind ET3's tube transportation concept, which it calls the "mag-lev limo." It would be capable of traveling from New York to Beijing in 2 hours.

Friday, May 5, 2017

This Limited Edition Luxury Watercraft is the Boat of Your Dreams


If you’re a fan of luxury boating, this craft will certainly entice you. The Kormaran K7 can transform into a catamaran, trimaran, monohull, or a hydrofoil. It gives users the perfect flexibility and versatility on boating excursions, even while the boat is moving.
This stunning boat will make you feel like James Bond — so much so that the advert’s music even feels like an action movie.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Next-generation Chinese bullet trains that can reach 373MPH will be ready by 2020


It already has the world's largest high-speed rail network. 

So it's perhaps unsurprising that China's ambitious plans to create the fastest-ever bullet train are officially on track for its 2020 deadline.

According to a report on China Daily, development of new domestic and cross-border trains, boasting top speeds of 250mph and 373mph respectively, are on schedule.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

japan’s ferrari-designed luxury sleeper train takes its maiden voyage


Japan’s champagne-colored fancy sleeper train, the train suite shiki-shima, has been dubbed the world’s most luxurious mode of public transport. the train has just taken its maiden voyage, with speculators calling a voyage on the vehicle ‘the ultimate travel experience.’ the train’s aesthetic has been dreamed up by ken kiyoyuki okuyama, the automotive designer behind the ferrari enzo and P4/5 along with the maserati quattroporte, and brings the elegant physique of a supercar to public transport. with dome cars, large geometric windows and a plush sofas, a trip on the rain suite shiki-shima is comparable to a luxury cruise.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

6 Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication Startups


In a recent article, we covered 10 startups that are connecting cars and the huge effect they could have on roadways in the coming years. Another interesting (and related) technology that investors should watch is vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. The market extends to other methods of vehicle communication aside from just talking to “the cloud”. These other methods include vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), and vehicle-to-home (V2H). Just in case there are not enough acronyms for you here, we can also use another acronym to describe all these types of methods which is “V2X” or “vehicle to everything”. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Elon Musk shows how his tunnel under LA will transport cars on 130mph 'skates' and reveals his self-driving cars will travel from California to New York by the end of the year


Elon Musk has been teasing his tunneling project since he first tweeted the idea during a frustrated rant aimed at LA's heavy traffic in December.

Now, the first details of the radical project have been revealed.

In an appearance at the TED conference in Vancouver, Musk showed off a new video of electric 'skates' transporting cars in a narrow tunnel under a city before raising them back to street level in a space as small as two parking spaces.

Inside the tunnels, Musk said cars could travel as fast as 200 kilometers per hour (roughly 130 MPH) according to Axois.

Friday, April 28, 2017

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling



vintage electric fuses the classic look of an early 20th century board track race-bicycle with a modern 3000 watt electric motor. the california-based manufacturer houses the ‘tracker’ bike’s battery pack and electronics in an aluminum V-twin engine-styled battery box, while its 52 V lithium-ion batteries provide a range of 36 miles, reaching fully-charged capacity in just two hours.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Here's what Uber's air taxis may look like


Back in November, we heard about Uber's plans to add flying-car-like air taxis to its existing transport system. At the time, it wasn't clear just what form those vehicles would take. This Tuesday, however, the company announced that it has selected Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences as a partner to develop an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network – and a functioning model of it has already been flown.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

EnvironmentInnovation Israel’s Green Ride Unveils Futuristic Urban Transport Vehicle


An Israeli team of innovators has transformed the urban commute in a green way.
INU, the next generation of urban transport vehicles, is the brainchild of a group of senior automotive engineers, designers and management experts who have re-imagined city travel with a compact, rechargeable personal transport option.

Kitty Hawk's electric Flyer takes to the air in slick promo video


Silicon Valley startup Kitty Hawk – backed by Google's Larry Page, who also threw his weight behind a rotor-based flying car a few years back – has released a video showing off the prototype of an upcoming all-electric personal flying machine it's calling The Flyer. The company says that users won't need to secure a pilot's license to fly the eight rotor vehicle, and promises a swift learning curve.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying gyroscope car and MILLION dollar vehicle with foldable wings unveiled in Monaco


It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car.

A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller.

It will be available to preorder as soon as this year but is not for everyone: besides the big price tag - between 1.2 million and 1.5 million euros ($1.3 million to $1.6 million) - you'd need a pilot's license to use it in the air.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Watch this all-electric ‘flying car’ take its first test flight in Germany

Flying cars, that perennial dream for futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased recently, and a lot of money is being tossed around. More people than ever seem to buy into the crazy notion that in the near future we’ll be buzzing between rooftops in private, autonomous drones. Today, Munich-based Lilium Aviation announced an important milestone: the first test flight of its all-electric, two-seater, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Urban Aeronautics Announces Future Hydrogen Powered VTOL Flying Car


Metro Skyways Ltd., a subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics plans to launch the design and development of a four-passenger, Vertical-Takeoff and Landing (VTOL), flying car based on Urban Aeronautics’ internal rotor, Fancraft™ technology. The vehicle will initially be powered by jet fuel, but will be designed from the outset to convert to liquid hydrogen and eventually also to 700 bar compressed hydrogen, once such options become commercially feasible. Metro Skyways Ltd (MSL), was established by Urban Aeronautics in 2013 to focus exclusively on developing Fancraft™ for the manned, civil market. MSL will develop the CityHawk under a license to utilize UrbanAero’s 39 patents covering all aspects of Fancraft™ technology. CityHawk will be designed to meet FAA/EASA certification standards for manned VTOL aircraft.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Swedish firm unveils radical design for a driverless delivery pod that can go 124 miles on a single charge


It could be the end of 'heavy, noisy trucks with monstrous emissions'.
A Swedish startup has unveiled a radical design for a driverless truck that runs entirely on electric power with a range of 124 miles on a single charge.
Deemed 'cargo with wheels', the 'T-pod' is fully autonomous on highways and only needs human intervention when it exits onto local roads - and a human controls it remotely.

T-pod is being developed by Einride, a designing firm, which will begin operations between Gothenburg and Helsingborg, Sweden. 

And the first active system will cover a capacity of 2,000,000 pallets per year.
Einride is transforming the existing transport chain from the ground up,' said Einride COO Filip Lilja.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The World’s First Production-Ready Flying Car Is Finally Here


SciFi visions of the future are usually defined by key technologies: lasers, time travel, and — more often than not — flying cars. Now, AeroMobil is finally bringing fiction to reality following the announcement of the world’s first flying car.
The vehicle, a two-seater powered by hybrid propulsion, combines aero and car functionality seamlessly and will become the first commercially available flying car. Granted, the vehicle isn’t specifically designed to just be airborne, but that’s precisely what gives it better functionality. It affords users the option to drive on land or pilot the vehicle in the air.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The 'world's most advanced airline seat


Sound sleep on an aircraft is a near-impossibility for many people – so the self-proclaimed ‘world’s most advanced airline seat’ will be a dream come true for them.

Its maker claims it’s just as comfortable as the beds passengers use at home.
Made by Simba Sleep, it uses sensors, memory foam and gyroscopic movement to ensure the best possible chance of slumber at 38,000ft.

The maker claims that the bed – called the Air-Hybrid - has been ‘engineered to identify and respond to nuanced body movements’.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Hyperloop is ready to go! First test track is complete in the US


Hyperloop One has revealed 11 proposed routes for its radical transportation system, including a path that could carry passengers more than 1,000 miles across the US in under two hours.
It comes as the firm announced it has completed the installation of its 1,640-foot-long DevLoop test track in the desert just outside of Las Vegas.
Hyperloop One says it is now the ‘only company in the world’ building an operational commercial system of this kind, and plans to have 500 employees by the end of the year working to bring it to life.

The flying taxi set for liftoff: 18 rotor Volocopter gets go ahead to begin trials


It has been more than six years in the making, but a German startup will finally have the chance to test its 18-rotor commercial drone in public airways.

Designed by e-Volo, the Volocopter 2X has received approval as an ultralight aircraft and should receive ‘multicopter’ type certification in 2018 – letting it be used as flying taxis in pilot projects.

The 2X is a revamped version of the Volocopter VC200, which now boasts a sportier look, a lithium battery pack and can top speeds of 62 mph – making it more suitable for everyday use.