In this hi tech era where people prefers to save their precious time and prefers a more comfortable and efficient means of transportation, automatic and high speed modes of transportation play a major role in enhancing the way of lives of the people. Sophisticated and more advanced technologies such as driver-less cars, hyperloops and drones are a solution to tackle the traffic jams and hectic long journeys. Delhi to Agra can be reached within minutes with these enhanced and sophisticated technologies.
One picture that comes into mind is the safety of these automatic transportation systems. Obviously, Science and technology advances with time. As we have seen when decades back Wright Brothers have invented the aeroplanes, people might be in doubt of the safety of air travel. But now with advancements in Science and Technology aeroplanes have became a common mode of transport and so will be in near future the automated transportation systems.
Driverless cars is a boon to the elderly , children and differently abled as it does not require manual intervention and relieves them from driving. Though there are isolated events of accidents with driverless cars, it can be overcome with more accurate, precise and reliable sensor technologies. The advanced sensor systems in the driverless cars can sense the environment and navigation pathways and provide reliable mode of transportation to disadvantaged sections of the society and reduce the crime incidents as well.
Hyperloop designs were initially proposed jointly by tech giants Tesla and SpaceX. Hyperloop is a sealed tube or a series of tubes through which things or objects and people can commute through the pods inside the tube at high speeds. Hyperloops can eliminate the time constraints and provide a solution to tackle the traffic jam issues and reduce the traveling distance as well. The proposed Dubai – Abudhabi hyperloop can connect Dubai and Abudhabi in eleven minutes.
Recently, Union Minister for Aviation Jayanth Sinha has announced the creation of drone ports at hospitals for organ transport under Drone 2.0 policy. Chinese company Ehang has developed drones for passenger transport. Transportation through difficult terrains can be made easier with the use of passenger drones. Drones can be used as an air taxi service so that the journey can be a relief for the passengers from the hectic traffic jams.
Upcoming transportation systems such as driverless cars, drones and Hyperloop scan create a giant leap in the area of transportation by providing a more reliable, safer and faster mode of transportation. Artificial intelligence and computer controller techniques can promise a safer and efficient mode of transportation in the next generation transportation systems.