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Transportations Changing the World

Updated: Feb 13, 2021

The latest #transportation technologies that is going to change the world in 20 twenties.

Transportation as a service - TaaS

It’s estimated that families will see transportation savings of around $5,600 annually by embracing TaaS.

TaaS is an attractive option for those looking for easy, flexible transportation without the hassle or cost of owning a personal vehicle. This idea is ever growing and maturing since 2018. TaaS will be cheaper than personal cars by 2030. TaaS has numerous benefits, from economic to social, environmental, and geopolitical. Savings include vehicle registration and maintenance, as well as fuel and parking costs. Further, “#TaaS will dramatically lower transportation costs, increase mobility and access to jobs, education, and healthcare…and contribute to cleaner, safer, and more walkable communities,” according to the RethinkX study.

TaaS will also help radically transform our cities. As individual ownership dissipates, there will no longer be a need for parking or repair facilities, creating a surge in free space. The space occupied by parking facilities around the world can be repurposed, it means more accommodation availability, more business space, more space for other activities or ideas.

Autonomous Vehicles - AV

A self-driving car, also known as an autonomous vehicle (AV or auto), driverless car, or robo-car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving safely with little or no human input.

The big companies around the world are investing billions to purchase autonomous technologies from major researchers in this industry. The leading company in autonomous transportation is Waymo a Google initiative started a decade ago. They have started service in different cities around the world. Others like Lyft, Uber etc.., also started limited city drives in some major cities in United States. In couple of years you and me will use these service, no doubt about it.

Amazon put billions of money in to autonomous vehicles for enhancing the distribution and delivery system, especially to provide solution for the last-mile problem in delivery. The other promising thing what I am seeing is, technology and electronics giants like Apple, Sony who never built a car are surprisingly started playing in this industry. This doubly underlines, "the future is #autonomous #vehicles".

Electric Vehicles - EV

Electric vehicles are an increasingly common sight on every roadways — and not just personal passenger cars.

This is nothing new to us, we have been seeing new players and the conventional automobile manufactures are now started to make #electric #vehicles after 10 years, ever since Tesla the pioneer in electrical cars started making these vehicles. The earlier problems of 'driving range' is not anymore a problem. There are vehicles that can go up to 350 miles in a single charge. Gas stations also started offering EV-Charging points, which is welcoming change and thus long highway drives are very much possible in United States. The current barrier here is the the time taking to fully charge the vehicle even in a super charging station, but I am sure, within couple of years, Open-Charge-drive will come, max of 10 minutes to fully charge your car.

It’s more than just passenger cars now — from New York to Washington or San Francisco to Los Angles, you may find yourself on a quiet, zipping electric transit bus. The first electric fire truck in the nation will be welcomed by Angelenos in 2021 — and in the coming years, electric sanitation trucks will be quietly gliding through neighborhoods to pick up garbage and recycling, and more electric trucks will be delivering packages from warehouses to homes, air pollution-free. I am looking forward to see, it is happening in Delhi, Beijing etc.., which are the most polluted cities around the world.

The largest source of climate pollution in the United States and around the world? Transportation. We have only a limited time left to change the way we use energy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To solve the climate crisis, we need to make the vehicles on our roads as clean as possible. Emissions from cars and trucks are not only bad for our planet, they’re bad for our health. Air pollutants from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles cause asthma, bronchitis, cancer, and premature death.


On November 8, 2020, the first passengers traveled safely on a hyperloop – making transportation history

it is a new form of ground transport currently in development by a number of companies, It could see passengers traveling at over 700 miles an hour in floating pod which races along inside giant low-pressure tubes, either above or below ground. By reading the major companies publications, realistically 2025 is the earliest that we will going to use it.

"The Virgin Hyperloop delivers airline speeds, the same G-forces as rail, and the ease of riding a metro. A central command & control ensures safe and reliable passage throughout the network", Virgin #hyperloop saying this.

In non developed countries, if you ever visited, you might have noticed that, there is no scheduled transit service available to some locations. Once a vehicle is 80% occupied they will drive you to the destination. I am foreseeing on demand pod service from these hyperloop companies, based on peak and non-peak timings multiple pods in a minute, as and when one pod to a destination is filled, they will launch them.


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