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agingReinventing the wheel, robots, drones and transportation with the Revolve Foldable wheel

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Revolve has a groundbreaking innovation – the foldable wheel. The foldable wheel including a double hub, a rim with rubberized sectors, and spokes pivotly connecting each hub with the sectors of the rim. The sectors of the rim can be …

economyA multi-decade economic boom

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There was a long period of stronger productivity growth from 1917 to 1973 driven by low-cost oil and increasing usage of cars and more efficient factories. We are entering a new period of stronger productivity growth from energy cheaper than …

batteriesTesla semi truck coming 2019 and when platooning almost half the cost per mile

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Tesla electric semi-truck will begin production in 2019. * capable of hauling 80,000 pounds * 500-600 mile range between charging. 500 mile range with maximum cargo. * the truck gets the Enhanced Autopilot features that let it drive itself on …

flying carsUberAir flying cars coming to Los Angeles in 2020

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Uber says that by 2020 they will be testing a few flying cars in Los Angeles and a real commercial flying car service will follow a few years later. Uber Elevate and UberAir are the names of the service they …

bikesBike Sharing, ride sharing and carpooling services will benefit from no growth in cars in Singapore

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Singapore will lower the vehicle growth rate from the current 0.25% per annum to 0% with effect from February 2018 for COE Categories A, B and D. The existing vehicle growth rate of 0.25% per annum for Category C will …

carsWorldwide ridesharing at $285 billion per year by 2030 will be profitable when self driving

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A recent Goldman Sachs study projected that the worldwide ride-sharing market could grow eight-fold by the year 2030, reaching $285 billion annually. Currently ridesharing is about $36 billion. Right now, they estimate the global taxi market is worth $108 billion, …

californiaCalifornia high speed rail needs a $8-16 billion 13.5 mile tunnel

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Under the current California high speed rail plan, they wants to begin the 240-mile starter system in San Jose and end in an almond orchard south of Wasco. The state estimates the system would begin operating in 2025 and carry …

asiaFuture Hyperloop and High Speed rail networks

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When finished sometime in the first half of the 2020s, tens of billions of dollars would have been spent and passengers will be able to travel between Kunming and Singapore in just 10 hours. A more ambitious, although still prospective, …

chinaChina’s planned supersonic maglev transport in evacuated tubes

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China Aerospace Science and Industrial Corporation (CASIC) has said it will build a supersonic superconducting magnetic levitation (maglev) tansportation system. Nextbigfuture covered the CASIC announcement a few days ago. There is some additional information about the staging of development plans. …

futureChina multibillion space corporation announces 2500 mph vacuum train project

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China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation announced plans on Wednesday to research a futuristic train network that would first run at 1,000km per hour between cities, eventually developing to reach top speeds of 4,000km/h. That target is well over 10 …