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):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR31fGanCpg

Self-driving Cars:

Mercedes S Class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDwMhSobaOg

The Future of Driveless Cars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1tfOeChenQ

https://www.themaven.net/sustainablehuman/new-stories/how-driverless-cars-will-change-human-society-L9qKdyHF_0yLhS23A5leoQ/

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/

Are Self-Driving Cars Ready for Use on Public Roads?:

Self Driving Bus (in Bavaria):

http://www.dw.com/en/self-driving-bus-starts-first-route-in-germany/a-41116211

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo7FBo4mLgU&list=PLAC6BNFW9SHimEdWEd456w7_C706COsQp&index=4

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

The China-Europe Block Train (the World’s longest railway):

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-longest-railway-in-the-world-2015-1?IR=T

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQjls3EWyok

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tbDnGUMhto

Dining on the Oriental Express:

http://maidastouch.com/2016/10/18/the-romance-of-train-dining-at-the-eastern-oriental-express/

Effects of air travel on minds and bodies:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170919-how-flying-seriously-messes-with-your-mind?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook

World’s longest non-stop flight:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/sia-to-begin-non-stop-singapore-new-york-route-by-end-of-the-year-19-hour-flight?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10#link_time=1524806893&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=addtoany-

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 (The Copenhagenize Index):

http://www.copenhagenize.eu/index/

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

Cyclists Around the World (Cultural Stereotypes):

https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2018/03/16/cyclists-around-world/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=promoposts_2018&utm_content=link_clicks

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/

The Fastest Commuter Trains in the World 2017:

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

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