The cassette vehicle concept is a compact, lightweight and simple futuristic transportation solution that can quickly and efficiently transport a person to his or her destination. The concept is consisting of two parts, the electric vehicle itself and the monorail like carrier, which is actually acting as a hub of the vehicles. While, these carriers are a place where the vehicles can get charged, they can be transported too through air suction technique from one center to another. The transportation path of the carriers is transparent plastic tube with rails and air suction motors have been implemented at the stations. With a go signal, the operator will simply run the suction motor of the destination station, and the carrier will reach there in no time.
Chinese citizens will soon get the privilege to travel by high speed trains. The Chinese Ministry of Railways has hired Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture Bombardier Sifang Transportation Ltd., to provide 80 ZEFIRO 380 very high speed trains. China’s fast-growing network of high-speed rail will advance towards a faster, greener and better future with these very fast and very efficient trainsets.
Iosa Ghini Associati has proposed the Energy Belt, a solar-powered monorail system to connect Bologna’s airport to the city center. The system will run on sculpted lines above the countryside that will provide breathtaking views for the travelers.
Each time I come across a future conceptual design of a passenger commuter, I so much want to get into the time machine. Alas, I realize that a world thronged with passenger trains like the Sureot is still a far-fetched fantasy and the human race would have to hang around for five more decades to experience such a plush form of travel. The Sureot passenger train has a structure wanting to express itself and so it does with an exterior reflecting the organization of the train. Beginning with the ground-level the train depicts work and communication; upper-level depicts relaxation and tranquility and as well as clearing in the middle. The variety of design thought leads to a feeling of open space eventually giving a generous feeling of travel. No more narrow doors and the aisles, as the train stretches and offers wide entrance spaces on reaching a station.
Considering that our city roads are only getting more crowded, a clean option like the Shweeb pedal powered monorail could help reduce congestion on the roads, and give us a futuristic and sci-fi way to travel across the urban areas. Enclosed recumbent bikes could form an easy way of transport, and its creators say the monorail requires much less energy than a racing bike or a mountain bike would.
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