Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: How Future Transportation is Predicted to Change
As the world continues to change due to the ongoing advancement in new and better technologies and connected devices, so does our transportation. Advanced technology in this field is expected to move fast in upcoming years as a result of two cutting-edge technologies: binary power and frictionless vehicles.
In the not too distant future, many companies will build fully automated vehicles that will take people wherever they wish to go just by responding to their voice. Also, the advent of totally automated navigation systems made especially for ground-based autos will be the starting point concerning automated navigation systems for futuristic flying vehicles. We already see this in self-parking and automated sensors in modern cars.
Here are some other predictions regarding transportation milestones that will help lead the way for even more important transportation innovations to manifest.
Flying Drones and Cars
Now that flying drones are a reality, flying cars are just around the corner. UPS and FedEx can use flying drones to deliver packages and eventually companies may use them to deliver pizza and groceries. Beyond that, flying drones will make it possible for households to get off the grid due to the delivery of electricity and water, sewage and trash pickup, and more.
Around the year 2030, researchers predict the commercialization of friction-free flying vehicles to be the ultimate representation of freedom. Similar to the evolution from analog to digital in the field of information technology, the increased study of traditional aerodynamics and mechanics will eventually be replaced with a new and improved physics that will govern vehicular movement.
The Transportation Industry in the Year 2050
Due to power getting beamed in, the manufacturing, weight, and cost complexity of these novel vehicles will be significantly reduced. As a result, the industry will experience a very rapid change leaving what we call traditional cars today headed for the scrap pile.
Researchers in the industry predict that by the year 2050:
• The average cost for a vehicle will be less than $5,000 in today’s money.
• Because of advances regarding material science and friction-free technologies, the standard passenger vehicle is predicted to weigh 200 lbs. or less.
• Traffic courts will be a thing of the past due to automated navigation systems.
• Due to fewer pieces, automation, and significantly reduced difficulties, the average time it will take to build a vehicle will be one hour or less.
The future of innovative transportation will be shaped by intense desires and needs for personal freedom, and the need for people to gain more control over their lifestyles.
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“Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information click here or contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.”