The journey from A to B will be changing dramatically in the not so distant future. Innovative and effective developments in technology have already evolved how we commute and transport ourselves and our goods across vast distances. To help you develop an idea of what tech could look like in the future and the kind of transportation that may be available in your lifetime we have created a quick guide to the future of transport.
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Many films have made the predictions about the tech of the future and now concepts that were created in fiction have become reality. Back to the Future, Minority Report and Blade Runner created technology in fiction and some of their predictions have already come true, others are in development. Here is a quick break down of the future of transport.
Self-driving cars are already in development. The reality is that drivers are obviously the main cause of accidents, it makes sense to remove the human element from the road. Self-driving cars will be able navigate its own way to destinations using GPS and sensors. Less time will be spent in traffic due to the route assessment being done automatically.
Possibly the most predictable change is the move to electric cars. Electric cars are set to replace fuelled cars almost completely in many countries within the next couple of decades in places like the UK, Norway and Sweden who are incentivising road users to purchase electric cars with cheaper parking, free charging ports and discounted rates of insurance and tax. Electric cars are more environmentally friendly and produce less emissions and improve air quality.
Automatically being able to find a parking space every time. This information will be fed straight to your phone via a parking app.
It is likely that car ownership will be a thing of the past as there will be no need to own a personal car for many users. Shared mobility provides the same benefits of your own car but allows you to rideshare or book your car for the day via your phone.
Everything will be smartly connected meaning that tech automatically shares data and information, taking the quickest route will be the normal practice. Open data will make everyday life easy and more convenient tying all tech together to create an interconnected city.
What does the future have in store for the future of transport?
All innovative technology hopes to make life easier for consumers, often satisfying a need they did not know they had. The future is full of amazing possibilities and as the world’s population is expanding there is more of a need to develop sustainable and innovative ways of transporting users across distances. Enabling fluid commuting is just the start of developments in technology.
What do you think the future of transport will look like? Is there anything that you would like to see come into the transport industry in future?