Tag Archives: Mass Transportation System

Hello Kitty Shinkansen To Arrive On June 30, Interior Unveiled

Remember the Hello Kitty-themed Shinkansen? Well, the latest words are, it will be departing starting June 30, 2018. Back in March, we only get a glimpse of the exterior, which kind leaves fans high and dry, but last week, JR West (West Japan Railway Co.) has unveiled what the mouthless cat-themed bullet train’s interior will look like. As reported previously, not the entire train’s interior will be Hello Kitty-themed. A great relief for those who have distaste for kawaii stuff. Continue reading Hello Kitty Shinkansen To Arrive On June 30, Interior Unveiled

Designworks And Virgin Hyperloop One Unveiled Dubai Hyperloop Capsule

If there is one place in this world to see high-tech, world-class transportation first hand, it would be the UAE. The Middle East kingdom is the first country to get autonomous flying transportation (and “flying” bike, if we may add) and now, it might very well become the first to realize the next modern marvel pitched by Elon Musk, the Hyperloop. Virgin Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop One) has teamed up with BMW’s Designworks and Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) to develop a prototype design for Dubai Hyperloop Passenger Capsule. Continue reading Designworks And Virgin Hyperloop One Unveiled Dubai Hyperloop Capsule

JR West Shinkansen Will Sport Hello Kitty Design For This Summer

There is no secret that the mouthless kitty, Hello Kitty, is huge in Japan. Notwithstanding its status as a cartoon character, the pop culture icon has been seen in places outside of cartoon series and prints. Her appearance ranges from hotel to video game to even tires, and now, it is set to appear on Japan’s fastest land transportation system, the Shinkansen, AKA the bullet train, specifically, on the trains plying West Japan Railway Co. (JR West)’s Sanyo Shinkansen Line that connects Osaka and Fukuoka. Altogether, eight 500-series cars will be getting the Kitty treatment. Continue reading JR West Shinkansen Will Sport Hello Kitty Design For This Summer

Elon Musk Reveals The Boring Co.’s Plan and Futuristic Urban Loop System

As the dust settles on The Boring Company’s rather prolific product, a flamethrower, Elon Musk lets the world in on the real mission of his latest startup, or should we say, a readjustment of the company’s priorities. Announced via Twitter, the serial tech entrepreneur who has been increasingly obsessed with mass transportation said that The Boring Company will be “prioritizing the construction of a dedicated transport system for cyclists and pedestrians.” Continue reading Elon Musk Reveals The Boring Co.’s Plan and Futuristic Urban Loop System

Stoosbahn In Switzerland Is The World’s Steepest Funicular Railway

Staking claim as the world’s steepest funicular railway is the Stoosbahn, a rail transportation system that lies on the steep incline of the picturesque canton of Schwyz, connecting the Hintere Schlattili in the municipality of Schwyz with the village and mountain resort of Stoos, above Morschach in Switzerland. Stretching some 1,738 meters (5,702 feet), this €44.6 million (around US$52 million) mountain tram system will see its unique barrel-like carriages climbing 743 meters (2,438 feet), scaling an incline of 110 percent at 10 meters/second (about 33 feet/second). Continue reading Stoosbahn In Switzerland Is The World’s Steepest Funicular Railway

Virgin Invests In Hyperloop One, Rebrand It As Virgin Hyperloop One

Richard Branson’s Virgin may have shrunk in the air travel industry, but it has never stop looking to new ways of moving people. While busy preparing to take folks to space (among the many other things), Virgin Group has found time to check out the what-could-be the next generation of mass transportation system: Hyperloop. On the October 12, the CEO himself has taken to Virgin Blog and announced the group’s investment in Hyperloop One. Continue reading Virgin Invests In Hyperloop One, Rebrand It As Virgin Hyperloop One

Dahir Insaat’s Gyroscopic Public Transportation Needs To Happen Now

The public transportation we know today is hardly futuristic. At least is not as what many sci-fi movies and novels described it to be. Flying cars? Nope. People zipping from point A to point B in tubes? Nope. Teleportation? Not a chance, if you don’t wish to end up with arms as your lower limbs. Clearly, the future is not what some futurists have envisioned it to be. Hyperloop, if realized, will be the most advanced and futuristic public transportation mankind so far. We are mostly limited by technology, but that won’t stop some from dreaming up audacious concepts and the Gyroscopic Public Transportation by Dahir Insaat is one such bold concept. Continue reading Dahir Insaat’s Gyroscopic Public Transportation Needs To Happen Now

China’s 2nd Domestically-developed Maglev Train Goes On Trial Operation

The idea of Magnetic Levitation, or Maglev, train system is to eliminate friction so that it can go faster in a more efficient manner, but that does not appear to be the case in China’s newest homegrown Maglev system that kicks into trial operation last week. Train enthusiasts can probably tell from the head carriage which is not shaped to make land speed record, much less going faster than the traffic. It tops out at 100 km/h or about 62 miles an hour, to be exact. I guess the point isn’t about fast since this is only a 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) line which is designed to serve Mentougou and Shijingshan districts in the western Beijing suburbs where metro system is currently lacking. Continue reading China’s 2nd Domestically-developed Maglev Train Goes On Trial Operation

Cabin Sleeper Bus: Sleep Like A Boss When Getting From LA To SF

The quickest way to shuttle between Los Angeles and San Francisco is hopping onto a plane which will take an hour twenty or so, but that’s not including the jam you will most definitely encounter when trying to get into LAX and lets not forget about the security checks and stuff. You could choose to take a train which will take a whopping 8 hours, or you could drive, which will put the stress on you for nearly six hours. Until Hyperloop realized, those are pretty much your alternatives, or so we thought. As it turns out, there’s an ‘aircraft’ on the road that will take you from LA to SF, stress-free, in a comfort that you can only imagine previously. Continue reading Cabin Sleeper Bus: Sleep Like A Boss When Getting From LA To SF

Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

Hyperloop One has made another major milestone since the first propulsion open-air test. The Hyperloop One test vehicle, or more correctly, a sled, hurled down the near-vacuum test track and levitated by the virtue of magnetic levitation for a good 3 seconds before coming to a halt on its own. The first full scale system test was conducted in private, witnessed by 200 hundred engineers and staff on May 12, 2017. During the test, the team tested the entire system ranging from the motor to the levitation technology to the vacuum pumping system, for the very first time. Continue reading Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone