Transportation is becoming a growing problem, but there are now some new public transports, which are being studied and tested to save time and overcome the disadvantages of traditional means.
Some examples can be mentioned such as: the underwater dynamic tunnel helps to move faster than taking the train or ferry, the modular transport system brings the revolution … Some inventions can be completely applied. Use only in the next 5 years.
Caterpillar overhead train
The design of the Caterpillar electric train (Caterpillar Train – cTrain) reminds us of a new era of public transport. cTrain runs on an elevated track system that is attached to arch supports instead of the ground rail. As a result, this design leaves space for vehicles on the ground. Unlike the previous skytrain, the arch supports are thin and do not obscure the sight of residents in the city.
This design was made by Jaco Innovations and won another 28 designs at the MIT Climate CoLab competition this year.
Self-driving bus of Mercedes-Benz
Weltpremiere: Mercedes-Benz Future Bus mit CityPilot – Meilenstein auf dem Weg zum autonom fahrenden Stadtbus
Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the design of a self-driving bus. This advanced mode of transport is expected to be safer and more efficient. The car uses cameras and radars to navigate and drive itself. Driving technology is based on situational predictions, which helps reduce fuel consumption, helping to reduce emissions.
Currently, this bus has just been tested, but Mecerdes Benz is working hard to put this technology product into practical use as soon as possible.
Billionaire Elon Musk has promised the ability to transport passengers and high-speed goods thanks to the super-speed ship Hyperloop running in a vacuum pipeline of 1,200km / h. Last year, transport technology company Hyperloop said the first train line would be operational in 2019, possibly completing the 600km journey from San Franscico to Los Angeles in just 30 minutes.
The company’s latest notice also states that only goods will be subject to transportation charges and passengers can travel for free while traveling by this vehicle.
Norway’s underwater cave tunnel
Norway is a country with 1,100 fjords. People here rely on ferry networks to travel, but it is time-consuming and quite inconvenient. Currently, Norway is speeding up the construction of the world’s first underwater tunnel. The tunnels are only 30 meters deep underwater and wide enough for 2 lanes of traffic. Submerging and keeping tunnels underwater is a smart way to overcome difficult terrain where it is impossible to build permanent underwater tunnels. The underwater tunnel project is worth up to US $ 25 billion and will be opened in 2035.
Modular transport system of Clip-Air
Clip-Air is one of the best designs for air transport. It promises the revolution of the aviation industry in the future. Clip-Air is a modularized transport system. It consists of 2 parts: 1 fuselage with cockpit and engine, 3 passenger cabins, cargo and fuel.
3 transport cabins can be separated from the fuselage and transported by other means such as trucks, trains … This helps the passengers’ journeys are much shorter, no need to wait. and connecting flights at airports.
Discovered ‘lake of death’ on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
Scientists have recently discovered a “salt lake” hidden deep in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. And even though it’s very interesting and mysterious, no one wants to swim into it.
This saltwater lake is located off the coast of New Orleans, in the Gulf of Mexico area.
Located more than 1km below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is a circular lake with a circumference of about 30m and a depth of about 3.5m. Inside is a concentrated brine mixture mixed with methane gas and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The curious marine creatures that got lost inside it all died here.
Because of this, scientists have given this place the nickname “Desperate Tub”, which brings beauty like coming from another planet.
This lake is created by seawater seeping into the bottom fissures, dissolving salt under the surface, then being pushed up by methane gas. The water here is 4-5 times more salty than usual and so dense that it is fixed to the bottom of the sea and forms this death lake, with methane and H2S constantly bubbling up from below.
Scientists first found the “Despair Tub” in 2014 when scouting by scuba robot Hercules. In 2015, they returned by submarine to take a closer look, uncovering the corpses of ill-fated creatures and concentrated salt water streams leaking out of the lake.
Concentrated salt water lakes are not uncommon, but few places have the rich ecosystem of living on the edge like in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Seeker site, there are many mussles (clams) clinging to the lake, symbiotic bacteria, shrimp and pipe worms.
Erik Cordes, associate professor of biology at Temple University, also thinks that these strange creatures in the deep sea could be the models that we will find when exploring other planets.
But for now, we still have our world to ponder, here is a close-up video of “Desperate Tub”: