Modern transportation is bringing in a lot of changes in the form of transformative transport technologies. Even though most people have become accustomed to long international flights and traffic jams, transportation technology is promising to change all of those to a great level. Here is a list of major transportation technologies that strive to make an impact on transportation in the near future.
Self-driving vehicles have already commenced in the scene and are undergoing several stages of development and testing, but they can be still found in the national roadways. But due to the setbacks in the progress of completely autonomous vehicles, developers are putting in their energy into the same to change the future of transportation technology by introducing more efficient self-driving automobiles.
Most people nowadays already have smart vehicles. The correct definition of a smart car varies from one manufacturer to another, one dealer to another, and from one individual to another individual. However, it generally describes a compact and fuel-efficient vehicle that makes use of innovative technology to make the lives of passengers easier. Most manufacturers are now transitioning their cars to electric cars and they are quite common in the streets and highways of the nation.
Next-Gen GPS Devices
GPS technology is not a new technology and it has been around the world for some decades. The major difference that pops up while comparing modern GPS devices to normal vehicles is the functionalities that are found in the newer hardware. In the past days, GPS was a very limited technology, but it could calculate the overall mileage and provide the estimated time of arrival to the users’ destination.
The GPS units that are available today are even more versatile as they fulfil the overall functionality of the vehicle. They can make several adjustments during extreme weather conditions and while taking different routes for travel.
High-Speed Railway Networks
High-speed railway networks is continuously bringing in great interests in people who travel, all over the world. The first bullet train, which was unveiled in Japan during 1964, gave a lot of hope in improving rail networks ever since.
Even though there is only a little progress, several countries are pursuing their plans of improving their national rail networks. The officials in the United States of America are considering the development of more than ten high-speed railway networks in the nation alone.
The Hyperloop, which was originally conceived by Elon Musk, is a kind of underground rail that shows speeds up to two hundred and forty meters/hour in the early tests. Developers are striving to achieve a speed that is greater to it by three times when they finish the particular version.