Fast-forward to the future at Movin’On
In 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. As such, over 6 billion urbanites will require efficient, rapid, and sustainable transportation. In the city of tomorrow, every car is an autonomous vehicle. Traditional routes are congestion-free, now that taxis, ships, and buses are all airborne. Welcome to the Fifth Element!
Only a few short years ago, such notions would have been dismissed as utopian fantasies. But in 2017, the sci-fi future of transport is edging ever closer to reality. Movin’On welcomes two visionary speakers who will take us on a virtual trip forward through time.
Tomorrow’s travel: relaxing inside a floating pod as it speeds through an ultra-low pressure tube at 1200 km/h. Science-fiction or fact? Led by its far-seeing CEO Rob Lloyd, California start-up Hyperloop One is committed to making this dream a reality.
The project involves levitating transport capsules carrying between 28 and 40 passengers, that would follow each other at 40-second intervals in elevated tubes held supported on pylons. These “aerial” tunnels could be erected over existing infrastructure such as highways, rail lines, etc.
Just imagine: an hour-long drive replaced with a 12-minute train trip at airline speeds! Huge amounts of time, money, and energy saved. It is no longer a question of “if” but of “when” this game-changing technology will become a ubiquitous, universal mode of transportation. Hyperloop One plans to launch freight transport in 2020, with passenger travel slated to follow in 2021.
«When cities become metro stops, regions will flourish.” » Hyperloop one inc.
How many hours have you wasted stuck in traffic, vainly wishing that your car could somehow lift off and fly straight to its destination? Uber, one the most exciting start-ups in history, recently hired veteran NASA engineer Mark D. Moore to help develop its flying car initiative known as Uber Elevate.
Mark D. Moore has 30 years experience as a researcher at NASA. He has authored numerous publications exploring the future of aviation on demand.
According to a recent study by the US-based Auto Insurance Center, the average driver wastes 42 hours, or about $960 dollars, each year due to traffic congestion. Between the commute from home to work, as well as business-to-business travel, the global tally amounts to half a million hours of productivity lost each day!
It should be noted that Uber is not looking to build its own flying cars, but it is keenly interested in playing a major role in developing this remarkable segment of the mobility marketplace of the future. Why not be one of the lucky few to attend Mark D Moore’s presentation at Movin’On?