As public transit systems carry the strain of urbanized life, technologies are sprouting to lessen the burden.
Take a look at Elon Musk’s hyperloop idea, hoping to revolutionize terrestrial transportation in near-vacuum tubes traveling over 700 mph. That competition is still going strong, as the 2018 installment will begin July 22. All the student-created, self-propelled pods will be vying for a singular metric—maximum speed—through a 1.2-km, low-pressure tunnel.
Read how the ESA tested one student design gearing up for the summer trials here.
In addition to the hyperloop concept, how might our daily commutes change? Get ready for moving walkways, smarter ticketing, and self-driving shuttles.
Learn more about the future of public transportation in the infographic below, provided by the Ohio University’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering Degree program.