On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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Food for thought The US consumes 19.5 million barrels of gasoline every day 57% of our oil used in the US comes from foreign imports The average car generates 1.5 metric tons of CO2 green house gas emissions annually Currently there are 765 automobiles per 1000 people in the United States, highest in the world The total government transportation expenditures equates to aprox. 150 billion dollars annually
A new transportation method being developed by NASA and Unimodal Inc. Designed with five goals in mind Speed Efficiency Safety Cost Reliability Videostart @ 0:50
How it works Two passenger vehicles Climate control Web access Entertainment options
Located every quarter mile
No large structures or obnoxious stations
How it works cont.
Driven forward by an electric induction motor
Harnessed by the guideway
Maglev “G” way Located overhead of loading portals Speed approximately 100 mph
What are the benefits? No wait time, on demand High speed and 3 lane highway capacity More safe to passengers Low cost to build, run and maintain Efficient uses for more than just people
The Solution Sky Tran is 19 times cheaper than light rail and highway transportation systems Cut down on state and federal spending Renewable energy sources decrease the rate of green house gas emissions Cuts the need for cars in very polluted cities creating less emission Oil dependent no more Each car is fuel efficient producing 200 mpg fuel economy New smart grid technologies would decrease American oil imports by 70%
Conclusion By identifying major problems, showing you an innovative idea and a way to solve these issues, I hope you have a better understanding where transportation is headed in the near future