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Category: Technology: Transportation

Watch how Elon Musk’s Boring Company will transport cars underground

A video shown during Musk’s TEDTalk from Friday morning includes a rendering of a future underground transit network where cars travel on crisscrossing layers of tunnels that include sleds shuttling vehicles around on rails at around 130 mph (210 km/h).  

The Future Tire by Goodyear – It’s a Sphere!

Goodyear’s vision of the future looks radically different from tires today — it’s a sphere. The concept tire ‘Eagle-360’ is a spherical, 3-D printed, tire that presents an inspiring solution for when autonomous driving is expected to be more mainstream.  

The New Far-Out Fliers of NASA’s Famed X-Plane Program

The X-planes are a series of experimental US aircraft and rockets, used to test and evaluate new technologies and aerodynamic concepts. These X-planes have been developed and flown in the Mojave desert for seven decades. NASA is now building the future of flight, like an all electric plane and a quieter supersonic jet. WIRED made …

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British entrepreneur invents, builds and files patent for Iron Man-like flight suit

The British company Gravity Industries has created a flying suit they named “Daedelus” by which its user should be able to fly like Iron Man. They have developed small jet engines that attach to the user’s wrists and ankles. Obviously, this all seems very dangerous, but Gravity founder Richard Browning dismisses this and said to …

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Honda: Honda Riding Assist

In a global debut at CES, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which leverages Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest.  

Tesla Motors: Tesla self-driving AI with the Benny Hill option package

Take a ride in a Tesla with Full Self-Driving Hardware. Tesla has released this new video of what it looks like to ride in a self-driving car. Elon Musk commented in a tweet that the background music comes from the old TV series Benny Hill. According to Tesla, starting 19 October 2016, all Tesla cars …

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TED: What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology to design the transit systems of the future. In this forward-thinking talk, preview exciting concepts like modular, detachable buses, flying taxis and networks …

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World’s Largest Ship Elevator Opens at Three Gorges Dam in Central China

A massive lift for ships has been inaugurated at the Three Gorges Dam in China, the world’s largest hydroelectric dam. The lifting device which is the world’s largest of its kind is capable of lifting vessels up to 3,000 dead weight ton 113 meters up to the dam. Lifting one ship takes about 40 minutes, …

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Volvo Buses: Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection

To assist the driver in busy city traffic, Volvo offers a system that detects pedestrians and cyclists moving in a way that could cause a risk, and alerts both the driver and the person at risk. Should there be a clear collision risk the system escalates the alert to a firm warning.  

University of Maryland: Check out the engineering students solar-powered helicopter

Witness aviation history being made by UMD engineers – the first successful flight of an entirely solar-powered helicopter. The engineering students at the University of Maryland successfully test flew their – and the worlds first – solar-powered helicopter.  

First Flight For The Worlds Largest Aircraft

After three years of work on the airship, Airlander 10 took off for the first time Wednesday, August 17. With its length of 92 meters, it is said to be the world’s largest aircraft in operation. The airship that can hold 37,000 cubic meters of helium and was first developed for the US armed forces …

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Audi: Traffic light information system

Audi of America, in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS), will launch the first V2I technology called Traffic light information, arriving on select 2017 Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad® models this fall. Traffic light information, an Audi connect PRIME feature, enables the car to communicate with the infrastructure in select cities and metropolitan areas …

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The Economist: Cars of the future: tech and apps will make you ride not drive

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber, Ola and Lyft are not only challenging taxi drivers around the world, they are also disrupting the car industry as a whole as people prefer to hail a ride than buy their own set of wheels. The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries—from music and cars to …

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CA Technologies: The History of Automotive Transformation.

The car as a concept hasnt really changed that much during the last 100 years, we are still driving them and they are still fueled by fossil fuels – but things are now changing – rapidly.  

Gizmodo: The Physics of the Hyperloop Explained

The idea of a Hyperloop is a confusing one. This should make it a little more clear. The Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system originally put forward by Elon Musk, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.

Guinness World Records: Farthest flight by hoverboard

Watch Catalin Alexandru Duru become the first person ever to break the Guinness World Records title for the Farthest journey by hoverboard. The farthest flight by hoverboard is 275.9 m (905 ft 2 in) and was achieved by Alexandru Duru (Canada) at Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada on 25 August 2014. Catalin said: The first …

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Solar Impulse Airplane – Hawaii to Mountain View

Bertrand Piccard just landed at 6:44AM UTC on April 24st, 8:44AM CET, 11:44PM PT, in Moffett Airfield, California. He completed the Pacific Crossing! What a feat and a great way to resume to Solar Impulse flights around the world! He descended from the night sky, touching the runway, completing a smooth landing.  

Project BLAID | The Toyota Effect | Toyota

When good ideas are shared, mobility is increased for all. See how Toyota is creating technology that will enable the visually impaired to navigate the world more easily.  

MIT Hyperloop Intro Video

We are a team of MIT students building a safe, scalable, and feasible pod for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Join our adventure to help shape the future of transportation.  

The Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire

The Goodyear Eagle-360 is our vision for a tire for the long-term future that looks radically different from tires today…it’s a sphere! The unique shape means ultimate manoeuvrability, safety and connectivity for autonomous vehicles.  

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