Unit 5 – Transport (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting Articles:

Attempts at ‘Traffic Taming’:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/science/earth/27traffic.html

The ‘Straddling Bus’ 3D Model (China):

Self-driving Cars:

Mercedes S Class:

The Future of Driveless Cars:

Google’s Self-Driving Pod Cars:

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/06/25/google-self-driving-car-hits-streets

Driveless Taxis in Singapore:

http://www.citylab.com/tech/2015/06/singapore-is-already-planning-for-a-future-of-driverless-taxis/396707/

Orbital Maglev (Space train):

http://phys.org/news/2012-03-maglev-track-spacecraft-orbit.html

Space Elevator:

http://spaceref.com/space-elevator/

Railway Journeys:

The Quinghai-Tibet Raiway (the highest and most extreme railway in the world):

 National Geographic video:

http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/china-tibet/

Trans-Siberian (the World’s longest railway):

The Oriental Express (Opulence and Luxury – ‘an icon of passenger rail’):

Dining on the Oriental Express:

The Romance of Train Dining at The Eastern & Oriental Express

In support of Public Transportation (Belgium):

Funny ads ‘Take the Bus’ (Belgium’s transportation company De Lijn):

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/videos/why-its-smart-to-travel-in-groups

Revolutionising Public Transportation / ‘The Superbus’ (The Netherlands):

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/high-speed-superbus-concept-vehicle-netherlands/

Transportation of the Future

 

 

Bike Storage in Public Places (Japan):

http://twistedsifter.com/2013/06/japan-automated-underground-bike-storage-giken/

http://twistedsifter.com/videos/inside-japans-automated-underground-bike-lockers/

Bike-friendly cities 2015 (Copenhagenize Index):

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/06/20/10-most-bike-friendly-cities-world

Dutch city redefining bike-friendliness:

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/29/how-groningen-invented-a-cycling-template-for-cities-all-over-the-world

‘Laufrad’ for grown-ups – the FLIZ pedal-less bike:

 http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/fliz-pedal-less-bike-concept.html

Commuting by ‘Water Bike’ across the San Francisco Bay!:

http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-water-bike-allows-commuter-to-circumvent-san-francisco-traffic/

Building a ‘Safer’ Car:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/04/the-engineers-lament?mbid=social_facebook

Railway Tech:

http://twistedsifter.com/videos/moving-assembly-line-installs-railroad-tracks-in-real-time/

http://www.railway-technology.com/features/feature-top-ten-fastest-trains-in-the-world/

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