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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

The Straddling Bus’ Rail Are Being Removed Cos’ It Is Officially Dead

Ok. You probably heard of about the audacious Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA Straddling Bus, and you also probably heard that it was a little scam-my and it was. Well, at least, that was what the several Chinese state medias had called it. Late last year we read that the too impractical, space devouring ginormous bus was rusting away under a ridiculously tall hanger right smack on the road, rendering three lanes of the road unusable by everyday traffic. Obviously, it became more of annoyance then pride and joy for the citizens of Hebei. It was effectively a white elephant and a grim reminder that not all bold endeavors are meant to be. Continue reading The Straddling Bus’ Rail Are Being Removed Cos’ It Is Officially Dead

Tirrenia Launches DC Superheroes-themed Ships, Starting With Batman

It is unlikely that Batman will announce his presence on a mass transportation system such as a ship and surely, billionaire Bruce Wayne won’t either, but for fans of this fictional crimefighting cape superhero/brilliant detective, it will be perfectly fine to be cruising on a classic Batman themed big-ass ferry like the Italy-based Tirrenia ship’s Sharden. In a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and obviously, DC Entertainment, Tirrenia has begun decorating the sides of DC superheroes-themed Tirrenia ships. Work started earlier this year when Tirrenia’s ship, Sharden, had its sides painted with the classic Batman graphics. Continue reading Tirrenia Launches DC Superheroes-themed Ships, Starting With Batman

This Is The World’s First Rail-less Train And We Think It Is A Brilliant Idea!

A train is defined as “a connected line of railroad cars with or without a locomotive” (ref: Merriam-Webster) and so, if a ’train’ that does not run on physical rail or track, does it qualify it as a train, or even as a tram? That is probably debatable. Anywho, that was the question I had in my head when I first saw this “rail-less” train which was unveiled last week in the city of Zhuzhou in Hunan province, China. Called Autonomous Rail Transit or ART, this novel mass transportation system is China’s latest solution to alleviate the ever increasing traffic congestion in urban centers, presented by China’s biggest rail transit equipment company, CRRC. Continue reading This Is The World’s First Rail-less Train And We Think It Is A Brilliant Idea!

Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Remember the ‘revolutionary’ Traffic Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA straddling bus that was supposed to realized in China? After being lambasted as a big fat scam by China’s various state media, it is now most certainly dead. Yes, dead, as in a complete fail. Of course it is. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. The logistics and engineering works required to make this height limiting vehicle (to other traffic, that is) a reality are nothing less than gargantuan. Major changes had to be carried to the existing roads in order accommodate TEB to which the city is probably better off going with light rail transportation or monorail like so many cities in the world did. Continue reading Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Hyperloop Competition Finalist Hits Crowdfunding To Realize Prototype

I am sure you guys heard of Hyperloop, the bold mass transportation system dreamed up by Elon Musk that, if realized, will shake up the public transit system and a threat to short-range airline industry. The idea of Hyperloop is based on pneumatic tube transportation which sees capsules or pods zipping along low-pressure tubes. The low friction will enable Hyperloop to achieve crazy speeds, thereby cutting long distance travel time significantly. Anyways, Waterloop is not a variation of Hyperloop. Born out of Canada’s University of Waterloo, Waterloop is group of students who made it as one of the finalists in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Continue reading Hyperloop Competition Finalist Hits Crowdfunding To Realize Prototype

China Demoed The Ambitious Elevated Bus With Cars Moving Under It

Some years ago, ideas were thrown around in China on how public transportation can combat traffic congestion and an audacious idea surfaced: an enormous bus that straddles on regular road while allowing other road users, namely automobiles, to continue to use the road beneath. In a way, the “Transit Elevated Bus” or “TEB” as it is called, creates a moving tunnel of sort as it goes about picking and dropping commuters. Think of the TEB as the lovechild of a bus and a train. This means, it won’t be able to move freely like a bus; instead, it travels on track much like rail transit, but it will be much more cost effective and faster to build as compared to an actual rail system. Continue reading China Demoed The Ambitious Elevated Bus With Cars Moving Under It