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    The transportation Thread... All things especially innovative wrt Transportation

    Learning about transportation and its innovations is one thing I am really interested in. Anyway, after listening to this podcast last december I came home and told my wife that our youngest child (18 months old) would probably never drive a car. So this thread is dedicated to cool innovations in transportation.

    Honda's self driving car

    Cadillac bringing the industry closer

    Hyperloop one year later ... damn how I wish this would happen.

    Super planes (size not speed) will hopefully reduce cross continent flights

    Faster planes.

    Hypersonic travel

    Feel free to add anything you want.
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    New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods

    http://www.fastcolabs.com/3034687/ne...-commuter-pods
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    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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    Gondolas in New York City

    http://www.businessinsider.com/east-...ampaign=buffer

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    How autonomous cars will shape the future

    By the way they will all be here by 2025. My youngest daughter (2 now) will probably never drive a car.
    "Be a philosopher. A man can compromise to gain a point. It has become apparent that a man can, within limits, follow his inclinations within the arms of the Church if he does so discreetly." - The Walking Drum

    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    How autonomous cars will shape the future

    By the way they will all be here by 2025. My youngest daughter (2 now) will probably never drive a car.
    This is awesome. I have a bet with a friend most people will be driving autonomous cars by 2040. I'm cashing in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    How autonomous cars will shape the future

    By the way they will all be here by 2025. My youngest daughter (2 now) will probably never drive a car.
    The effects of the autonomous car movement will be staggering. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that the number of vehicles on the road will be reduced by 99%, estimating that the fleet will fall from 245 million to just 2.4 million vehicles.
    99% drop in cars? Yeah right. Just the farmers, cowboys, and construction workers out west would drive that many trucks alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    99% drop in cars? Yeah right. Just the farmers, cowboys, and construction workers out west would drive that many trucks alone.
    Construction workers? By then all buildings and houses will be 3d printed
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    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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    https://m.facebook.com/auth.php?api_...QA%2526s%253D1

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    This may be more recreational than true transportation, but this looks like a lot of fun. Has a range of 5-7 miles on one charge, charges in 20 minutes, and goes up to 19 miles per hour. cost is a bit steep at $1500.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    This may be more recreational than true transportation, but this looks like a lot of fun. Has a range of 5-7 miles on one charge, charges in 20 minutes, and goes up to 19 miles per hour. cost is a bit steep at $1500.00.


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    Disneyland had an autonomous "car" decades ago, it was called the People Mover. Todays autonomous "cars" are likewise more like trains. They rely on a several billion dollar GPS satellite system, very expensive conventional roads, etc. They can NOT handle constructions zones, dirt roads (which I drive on regularly to go surfing at Vandenberg AFB, CA), they can not handle bad weather conditions, can not deduce whether a puddle is 5 inches deep or 5 feet deep. Etc., etc.

    Many people have an almost religious like allegiance to digital technology. I wrote a graduate school paper on the limits of digital AI and The Singularity. A brief synopsis, a digital system can no more perform what a human brain does than it can perform lactation. Heck, scientists do not even understand how a worm "thinks".

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    https://twitter.com/ringer/status/868978170531393536

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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmu.../#6b48aaf76ecf

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    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

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