Tag: transportation

INFLATABLES ON VENUS

A research project to send astronauts to Venus has been unveiled by NASA. The project involves ‘lighter-than-air’ pods that accommodate explorers as they hover above the clouds. The NASA website shows a movie depicting a conceptual design that uses inflatable…

DEATH OF THE TRAFFIC LIGHT

Researchers from MIT, the Swiss Institute of Technology and the Italian National Research Council are developing a traffic system to facilitate driverless vehicles. The system would allow vehicles to pass through junctions without the need for signals whilst avoiding any…

SKYDECK

Now hold on a moment, let’s take a time-out! The aviation industry has temporarily put aside energy issues to focus on new flying experiences! Enter aerospace engineering company ‘Windspeed Technologies’. They have recently designed a bubble-shaped viewing platform for the top…

ELECTRIC V.T.O.L.

A US government agency responsible for developing military technology has produced a prototype for an ‘unmanned electric aeroplane’. The plane is capable of taking-off and landing vertically without the need for a runway. The manufacturer developing these advanced aircraft is ‘Aurora‘. They have…

BMW UNVEIL

It’s officially one-hundred years of BMW. To celebrate, the car manufacturer has unveiled its new shape-shifting autonomous car with artificial intelligence. BMW are attempting to predict what cars might become for drivers in the future. Enter ‘driverless vehicles’ with ‘artificial intelligence’ that…

FUTURE-VISION

The architecture firm of ‘Foster + Partners’ is collaborating with the auto brand ‘Nissan’ on a project that combines different types of technology. Together, they have developed a link between ‘wireless charging’, ‘autonomous driving’ (driver-less) and ‘battery storage’ for a…

WINGING IT IN 2018

An American company (featured previously) claims their flying car may soon be part and parcel of our daily transportation. Terrafugia is the company attempting to manufacture their (unmanned) TF-X flying car. They say it will be available for testing as…

NASA TRAIN TECH

Trains completely lag behind in the green tech race! They haven’t exactly won any awards lately for their eco-friendliness; but hold on…things are about to change! Enter the Vittori Lab who have created (in a mixed collaboration) the AirTrain. This…

French Solar Roads

Over the next five years, France’s National Institute for Solar Energy (INES) is set to install 1,000km (621 miles) of solar-roadway, in collaboration with the transport infrastructure company Colas. Colas has created the ‘Wattway pavement system’, an intelligent road-installation strategy….

IDEO’S FUTURE

IDEO are a global design agency! Their research and forecasting always offers an intriguing reading of the future. Here we introduce our readers to IDEO’s prophecy for ‘future mobility’, envisaged for our not too distance future! In the vid above,…