SkyTran – an on-demand levitating monorail

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SkyTran

There are many people who advocate for public transportation but there are also those who are accustomed to being able to move about in an individual manner with cars. However, a futuristic on-demand 500m monorail test loop being built at the Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) campus in Lod, Israel combines the best of both worlds and might have you thinking differently about transit.

 

 

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Electric car travels over 1,100 miles without a recharge on a new aluminum-air battery

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Together the Israeli company, Phinergy, and the aluminum giant, Alcoa Canada, demonstrated an electric vehicle (EV) capable of driving over 1,100 miles between charges using a combination of aluminum-air and lithium-ion storage technologies.

 

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Internet of Things will bring promise and problems by 2025

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The Internet of Things will impact the daily lives of most people who live in developed areas by 2025.

Experts predict that the “Internet of Things” will bring improvements in convenience and efficiency by 2025, but at the expense of privacy, social divisions and complex problems.

 

 

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Boeing’s futuristic CST-100 space capsule tourists won’t hate

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Boeing CST-100 space capsule

When private space is an established industry in the not-so-distant future, different carriers will provide distinctive customer experiences for space tourists—just as Jet Blue and Delta airlines provide different inflight amenities. At least that’s what Boeing is banking on with its recently unveiled interior designs for the CST-100 space capsule.

 

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China’s super maglev may be the future of train travel

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A super-maglev enclosed tube vehicle has been unveiled in China.

Thanks to their incredible speed and capacity, magnetic levitation trains, or maglev for short, have been a big hit in Asia. But a new development called super-maglev could be set to push the limits even higher.

 

 

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11 futuristic forms of transportation we could see soon

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ET3 – Evacuated Tube Transportation

Planes, trains, and automobiles is transportation that has carried us through the 20th century, but these days, they’re old news. The transportation of the future will be more along the lines of magnetic levitation, jetpacks, and zip lines that fit in a backpack—and they could be here sooner than you think.

 

 

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The Next Bold Step in Transportation: Personal Rapid Transit Systems

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Throughout history, speed has been synonymous with greatness. In sports, those who ran the fastest were heroes. In times of war, those with the fastest chariots, ships, planes, and weapons had a significant advantage. In the business world, a company’s competitive edge has typically been formed around speed – quickest delivery, fastest transaction times, or speed of information.

 

 

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China’s transportation revolution

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Taxi fleet line up for natural gas at a fueling station in China

The capital of Shandong Province, “Spring City” relies on buses to move its more than four million people across the city because it lacks a subway system (due to its eponymous artesian springs). And those buses move thanks to everything from ammonia to electricity.

 

 

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SC-1 Biposto – a two-seater designed velomobile

Pedal power can be a viable means of urban transportation. Velomobiles and pedal cars like the Twike 4XP exist to show us this. Companies like Scuderie Campari, meanwhile, exist to make pedal power dreams utterly, totally, and almost inconceivably sexy. This is the SC-1 ultra-luxe pedal car concept for adults, and it is gorgeous.

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Forget roads – drones are the future of transporting goods

Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of Matternet, a startup in Palo Alto, Calif., has introduced a new type of transportation system that will deliver medicine, food, goods and supplies wherever they are needed — with drones.

 

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