In light of the many advances we are experiencing due to the exponential technological evolution in recent years, one sector that is on the verge of going through one of its greatest technological revolutions is the transportation industry .
Up until now, means of transportation have gradually improved in terms of safety, but are still offering the same mobility solutions as always. Apparently, the time for innovation has arrived, and here are some of the most revolutionary ideas that will change the way we move around.
The levitating train
The first is known as Hyperloop, and it has already had a big impact in media thanks to its futuristic appearance: a train that “levitates” in a vacuum within a tube at over 1,000km/h. A capsule carries passengers on a cushion of low-pressure air inside the tube.
Although the original idea was submitted by Elon Musk in 2012, today several companies are competing for its final development.
The modular plane
Clip-Air is this airplane inspired in rail transport, where rail cars can be connected or released for maximum flexibility. The plane will carry passengers and cargo depending on needs.
The Chinese bus that travels over traffic jams
Transit Elevate Bus, which we already mentioned here, is a brilliant idea born in China, where congestion in big cities is a real problem. This tram/bus hybrid is designed to travel over traffic jams carrying over 1,000 people.
Airlander: the world’s largest cargo plane
Another great novelty in the world of aerial vehicles is the Airlander, currently classified as the largest aerial vehicle in the world. Its design lies somewhere between a plane and a blimp, and for now it is only intended for the transportation of cargo, mainly in humanitarian missions. Its take-off is practically vertical, like a helicopter, meaning that it can access complicated areas where other planes would need a runway.
The solar-powered car
Even if everything seems to indicate that cars will soon become obsolete as an everyday mode of transportation inside cities, this prototype called Sion and developed thanks to crowdfunding presents a new twist to the world of automobiles, with a solar-powered car that does not use up any energy thanks to the solar panels that cover all of the vehicle’s design.
And, of course, we cannot forget the appearance of autonomous cars, an ever-closer reality of which we already have numerous examples: Tesla’s car, the Google Car or more futuristic models like BMW’s “innovation driver”, to be unveiled in 2021.