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Future Cars

Future Cars

Fuel efficient, zero emission vehicles will use high tech electronics to assist drivers in a wide variety of ways. Vehicles will communicate with each other, with the road and with traffic signals.

Autos and trucks of the future will use vision enhancement devices to help you navigate through bad weather and warn you of a possible collision with a pedestrian or animal. They will also let you know if you are getting drowsy or straying from your lane.

Cars of the future will be radically different than the automobiles of today, and so will the driving experience.

More about Future Cars

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

In the near future, hydrogen fuel cells will change our lives. These fuel cells will power our vehicles, homes and offices more efficiently and will be less harmful to the environment than traditional energy sources. Fuel cells using pure hydrogen do not emit any air pollutants or greenhouse gases.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Driverless Transportation

Mass transit in the future will be low cost, personalized and environmentally friendly. Here are some online articles I found interesting on the future of driverless transit.

Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic

Automated Transportation with Laserguided Vehicles

Driverless Car

Bringing Robot Transportation to Europe

The Driver-less Future of Transportation

The H-Bahn

Cabintaxi PRT System

Robotic Cars Could Take Pressure Off Highways

Autoshuttle

Flying Cars

FSC-1™ flying car

 

The FSC-1™ flying car can convert between car and airplane in 30 seconds.

LaBiche Aerospace Inc.

 

 

Skycar™


The Moller Skycar™ uses a patented system that redirects thrust, enabling it to hover or to takeoff and land vertically from almost any surface

Moller International, USA

Maglev Trains

maglev train drawingMagnetic Levitation Transport, or maglev, is a form of transportation that moves vehicles via electro-magnetic force. Maglev trains can reach speeds

Discovery raises hopes for levitating trains

Future Transportation Articles, Blogs and Web Sites

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Future Transportation Articles
Title Source Date
The Kandi Machine - Car vending machine Youtube 01/14
Concept cars that could change transportation as we know it Gizmag 12/13
Pilot project with self-driving cars on public roads Volvo 12/13
3 wheel EV concept Gizmag 11/13
See around vehicles that are ahead of you Youtube 10/13
Jetpack Martin Jetpack 10/13
Volvo Tests A Road That Can Charge Cars And Trucks Fast Company 09/13
Honda testing vehicle-to-vehicle communications Gizmag 09/13
Camper concept Gizmag 08/13
NTU to trial Singapore's first driverless vehicle on the roads NTU 08/13
Imagining A Future City Filled With Driverless Cars And Without Any Parking Spaces FastCoExist 08/13
Organic Transit Car Bike Organic Transit 12/12
JPods PRT vehicles to run on track under solar panel canopy Gizmag 06/12
Pininfarina showcases personalized, on-demand rail system Gizmag 06/12
eHighway of the Future Gizmag 5/12
Cars Without Drivers NSF 09/11
Possible future civil supersonic transport NASA 08/11
Lifting public transportation into the third dimension MyCopter 07/11
Solar Forest Keeps Cars Cool And Juiced Treehugger 06/11
Smart cars that are actually, well, smart MIT 06/11
Google Lobbies Nevada To Allow Self-Driving Cars NY Times 05/11
City Car NSF video 04/11
Road train technology can drive your car for you New Scientist (w/video) 01/11
Without driver or map, vans go from Italy to China The Sydney Morning Herald 10/10
Introducing Skylifter, a new giant of the sky The Sydney Morning Herald 10/10
A Flying Car To Debut In 2011 Forbes 07/10
Giant Inflatable Airship Powered by Algae Alternative Energy 06/10
Fly the eco-friendly skies MIT News 05/10
Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) satellite navigation system Wikitude 05/10
Driving while blind? Maybe, with new high-tech car Boston.com 06/10
Self-assembling vehicles take flight (with Video) PhysOrg 06/10
Underground cargo transport Low Tech magazine 02/08

 

Future Transportation Web Sites and Blogs
Title Description
Aerobus Self-propelled vehicle
Alternative Energy Transportation Technology Alternative energy technology news
CAFE Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency
ET3 Evacuated Tube Transport concept
Future Transportation Technologies University of Washington
Global Intelligent Transportation System Concept for unmanned ecological vehicles and ships.
Icon Aircraft Sport aircraft
MyCopter EU Project
SARTRE Road trains
Shark Ride Future transportation blog
SolarBullet Solar bullet train
Space tourism Future For All
sQuba Amphibious Car
STU String Rail
Swissmetro Mag-lev train concept
Terraspan Mag-lev train concept
The Future by Airbus Concept videos of air travel in the year 2050
Tubular Rail Above ground rail concept
X Prize Prizes that drive innovators to solve some of the greatest challenges facing the world today

 

References
Article Sources
Future Transportation Article by futureforall.org
Image from lbl.gov
Maglev Trains Article paraphrased from wikipedia.org
Image of maglev train courtesy of Alex Needham
Flying Cars Image of FSC-1 courtesy of LaBiche Aerospace Inc.
Image of M400 Skycar courtesy of Moller International, USA
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