Dare to imagine the future of transportation

Dare to imagine the future of transportation

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Dare to imagine the future of transportation
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What lies ahead? A question with an uncertain answer, so, let's fly with our imagination… and with some projects that we will show you next.
Vacuum tubes

Vacuum tubes

Can you imagine yourself going around the world in 6 hours at 4,000 mph (6,437 km/h)? designers At ET3 (Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies) they believe that this will be true in the near future. How about going from New York to Los Angeles en just 45 minutes (5 hours by plane) or New York - Beijing in just 2 hours (23 hours by plane including layovers)?
Hyperloop

Hyperloop

A project proposed by Elon Musk, co-founder of SpaceX, Paypal and Tesla Motors. The technology consists of a tube at low pressure (not really vacuum) and capsules that circulate on a cushion of air. The pressure of the tube is about 1/6 of that found on Mars, whereby drag is reduced simulating a flight at an altitude of 150,000 ft (45,700 m). The speed would not be as fast as that in a vacuum tube, but 800 mph (1287 km/h) is 40% faster than a commercial airplane.
The space elevator

The space elevator

We would need a space station in a geosynchronous orbit, connected to land by a cable 22,236 miles (35,786 km) long, which could be like a rail and transport cargo and ships at about 1/100 the cost of a rocket launch.
Space planes

Space planes

I bet it is the dream of any aerospace engineer. It is not as easy as it might look, the biggest problem is that the bigger the weight of the vehicle, the more fuel is needed to put it in orbit, and/or, they higher you want to go, the more fuel you need and that also means weight. However, many scientists are already working on the project.
Teletransportation

Teletransportation

It is the process of transporting an object or a person from one place to another nearly instantly. This is the main transportation system of Star Trek, as you surely know. Currently, UK scientists claim to have made significant progress towards the development of this technology and it is only a matter of time to have it.
Flying cars

Flying cars

Flying cars are something we've only seen in science fiction movies but now there are already prototypes being tested and we will probably see our skies crowded with them in the near future. One of the contenders, the Slovakian company AeroMobil predicts that we will enjoy its first prototype in 2017.
Magnetic levitation trains (Maglev trains)

Magnetic levitation trains (Maglev trains)

The first train that can fly? Well, it does not actually fly, but instead of having wheels rolling over the rails it floats over them by means of a magnetic field. They can reach speeds close to those of a plane and are much quieter than conventional trains due to the lack of wheels. Unfortunately at present there are very few operating Maglev trains, but it is expected to be the future of railway companies.
Hypersonic planes

Hypersonic planes

A flight from Madrid to New York in just an hour and a half (actually 6 hours). Speeds of up to 3,728 mph (6,000 km/h) will be child's play. Boeing has currently a model being tested called X51, which promises significant advances.
Personal aircraft

Personal aircraft

Many of us remember those movies where a secret agent was using a sophisticated backpack to fly and fulfill his dangerous mission but, what if we could all have this technology to transport us? At least the NASA has begun working on its prototype, "Puffin", and airplane looking, vertical landing, personal aircraft.
Extreme depth submarines

Extreme depth submarines

Virgin Oceanic will soon make it be possible. Richard Branson (Virgin's CEO), adventurer par excellence, has decided to explore the least explored part of the planet, the depths of the oceans, and he wills to create the first submarine capable of going that far down.

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