Our history has been filled with transportation innovations. In the 19th century, the steam locomotive transformed the way the world worked. In the 20th century,the car and airplane dramatically reduced the time it took to go from one place to another - making the globe seem like a much smaller place.
Now, we wait for the next big technology to sweep the globe. Will it be an improvement upon existing products or will it catch us by surprise? This site discusses some of the most current technologies. Some are already being implemented in various spots around the world, some are in testing, and one or two are purely theoretical.
Transportation is a vital part of today's society. With people and supplies constantly being moved over great distances, it is crucial that transportation be as efficient and environmentally-friendly as possible. With some of the technologies shown on this web site, you could cut a half-day plane trip down to only two hours, ride an extremely fast train whose noise levels are virtually silent, or "drive" an automated car almost hands-free. With so many modes for transportation, the ways for improvement are endless.
This site may be enjoyed by all ages, but it is geared towards students. You can learn about new technologies under the cars, trains, airplanes, and other sections. Also, be sure to check out interactive for a different kind of learning experience. You'll have fun with our specially-created interactive car and air taxi game. View pictures through an interactive environment in the gallery or brush up on important future transportation terms in the glossary. For a short history of transportation, go to background. Visit the our site page for information about the creators of the web site.
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Use the menu at the left to navigate. Use the bar across the top to access the glossary and gallery. Learn and enjoy!