List/Grid Tag Archives: transportation

Self-Driving Pods to be Installed Near London

Not only the cars are about to start flying, the public transit is about to become fully automated sooner than we can expect. Milton Keynes, a small city north of London is about to install 100 pods that will connect downtown, train station, and different offices. Project’s estimated cost is  £65million/$104 million.  It will get started in 2015 and is expected to be totally completed by 2017. ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods move along at 12 mph, capable to carry up to 4 passengers along with personal luggage.  Anyone can call the pod to theirs location via a smartphone app just for £2 ($3,19) fee. Same… Read more »

Aeromobil Flying Car Takes Off for the First Time

Aeromobil Version 2.5 is a “road-able aircraft” by Slovakian lead designer Stefan Klein, who spent last 20 years developing his dream. The extremely lightweight vehicle (only 450 kg – 992 lbs) has a steel tube frame structure with a carbon fiber composite shell  – like in race cars. The dimensions with closed wings are 1.6 meters width by 6 meters length (5.4 by 19.6 feet). While on the ground Aeromobil can speed up around and more than 160 km/h (100 mph), in the sky – 200 km/h (124 mph). “In terms of automobile configuration, it fits to a standard parking space, its engine enables it to tank… Read more »

The Plug-In Prius Coming in 2012
Caracas Metro Сable

Metro cable is the cable car system, integrated within the Metro system in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2006 State Government made a decision to build a cable car network for the poorest neighborhoods of Caracas mountainous regions. In January 2010 the first official users took a ride in the new city facility. Metro cable is also a part of a social reform – each station has a variety of public spaces such as gyms, libraries, markets and even theatres. The system, designed by Urban Think Tank, is 2.1 km lengths, consists of 5 station and employs gondolas holding up to 8 sitters… Read more »

The Underground Art of Stockholm Subway

Tunnelbana (or T-bana), the Subway network of Stockholm, Sweden, it is known for being the world’s longest art gallery. The length of the metro rail is 105.7 km (65.7 mi) and it consists of 100 stations: 47 underground and 53 above ground, creating 3 lines – blue, red and green. The deepest station is Kungsträdgården – 29.3 meters deep and the longest distance is between 2 stations is 4.341 km, from Kista to Hallonbergen. All 3 lines of T-bana share a common station (T-centralen) with the main city railway station (Central Station) and the bus terminal (CityTerminalen). It’s also called Stockholm-C, from which you… Read more »

The Super Bus – from Holland to UAE [VIDEO]

Yes, it’s not a train and its not a bus, its a Super Bus. A high-speed, Eco-friendly, state of the art motor vehicle, designed for public transport, offering luxury and ease to business commuters and tourists. The electric-powered cross-over between a race bus and a limousine is being developed at the Delft University of Technology in Holland under the direction of Professor Wubbo Ockels, who in 1985 became the first Dutch citizen in space, part of the shuttle Challenger crew, and is designed by Antonia Terzi, an Italian aerodynamicist who has worked for the Ferrari and Williams Formula One teams. The Super bus has the length and width… Read more »

Hover Bike – The Flying Motorcycle

The HOVER-BIKE, as crazy as that might sound, it’s a real thing now. A bike that can fly at altitudes up to 3048 meters (10000 feet) high, reaching a speed of 278.42 kilometers per hour (173 mph), it can even travel at higher altitudes, but then the rider would need to carry along an oxygen cylinder. It’s simply a dream of flying come true.  Hover-Bike designer Chris Malloy -an Australian native- primarily designed it to serve purposes like aerial Cattle mustering, Search and Rescue, aerial survey, Wildlife and Parks, or Power-line inspection, not planned commercial use yet.  Inhabitat quotes the inventions as: “Quieter and smaller than helicopters, and therefore… Read more »

London Cabs fare paid via Cell Phone

Vodafone UK teamed up with the London Taxi company and equipped 500 of their infamous black cabs with mobile phone charger docks; a nice promotional service I’d have to say. Sometimes you actually might need to give your Blackberry or iPhone a little juice to get through the day, but can’t find the plug. Now, they’re rolling out another handy scheme, you can now pay your taxi fare through your phone with an SMS sent with the vehicle’s license plate number to a certain digit code along with the amount due, which transfers the fare to the driver’s pocket and charges it to your… Read more »

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