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Top 30 Transportation Innovations in May

From Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks to Invisible Urban Trains

— May 29, 2016 — Eco
3D-printed planes, virtually invisible trains and pedal-powered cars are just a few of the top May 2016 transportation ideas that are emerging to improve the way people get around in the near future. Some of the most noteworthy news in relation to the future of transportation included the successful landing of the Solar Impulse 2 in California following its fuel-free journey across the Pacific.

People who are excited about the future of autonomous cars will be pleased to know that Beverly Hills has plans to implement a system to improve public transportation in the future, while nuTonomy is launching a fleet of fully self-driving taxis in Singapore.

Alongside these cutting-edge innovations in transport vehicles, there are also a number of systems being put in place to ensure the continued safety for pedestrians. For instance, Paris' Place de la Bastille is undergoing a redesign to increase foot traffic, while the Toronto Transit Commission launched a new print awareness campaign on pedestrian safety.
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Luxurious Airplane Seats
Luxurious Airplane Seats
The Panasonic Waterfront Seat Includes a 4K TV and App Capability
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Autonomous Public Transportation
Autonomous Public Transportation
Beverly Hills Discusses a Program to Develop Futuristic System
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Futuristic Car-Sharing Services
Futuristic Car-Sharing Services
BeeZero's Service Uses Fuel Cell-Powered Hyundai Cars
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Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks
Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks
The Canter E-Cell Trucks Can Handle Massive Loads of Weight
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3D-Printed Airplanes
3D-Printed Airplanes
This 3D-Printed Aircraft is Scouting Icebreaker Routes In Antarctica
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Two-Seater Training Cars
Two-Seater Training Cars
This Two-Seater Car is Equipped With Obstacle Detection & Remote Control
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Cyclist Warning Systems
Cyclist Warning Systems
The 'BikeScout' System Warns Drivers of Oncoming Cyclists
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Solar-Powered Bus Shelters
Solar-Powered Bus Shelters
London's New Solar Bus Shelters Use Photovoltaic Technology
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360-Degree Train Tours
360-Degree Train Tours
Rocky Mountaineer's Virtual Reality Train Tour Showcases the Rockies
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Pedestrian Safety Ads
Pedestrian Safety Ads
These TTC Ads Encourage Pedestrians to Stay Focused and Stay Safe
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Eco-Friendly Plane Wing Designs
Eco-Friendly Plane Wing Designs
A Collaboration Between NASA and Boeing Could Cut Plane Emissions
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Solar-Powered Electric Boats
Solar-Powered Electric Boats
The SolarSkiff is Designed to Make Electric Boating More Accessible
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Luxury Yacht-Inspired Submarines
Luxury Yacht-Inspired Submarines
The U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub Allows for Underwater Exploration
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Self-Driving Concept Cars
Self-Driving Concept Cars
The LeSEE Concept Car is Being Marketed as an Autonomous Taxi
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Pedestrian-Oriented Urban Redesigns
Pedestrian-Oriented Urban Redesigns
The Place de la Bastille Undergoes a Remodel for Foot Traffic
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Hybrid Blimps
Hybrid Blimps
These Bulbous Aircrafts Could Start Flying the Skies Again
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Autonomous Taxi Services
Autonomous Taxi Services
nuTonomy's Fleet of Self-Driving Taxis Aims to Disrupt Transportation
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Economy Airline Beds
Economy Airline Beds
Geven Has Designed Lie-Flat Seats Geared to Economy Airplane Passengers
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Cyclist Turning Signals
Cyclist Turning Signals
The 'WingLight' Direction Indicators Drivers and Pedestrians Informed
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Luxe Limousine Boats
Luxe Limousine Boats
The Limousine Tender By Denis Popov Combines Road and Water Opulence
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Energy-Saving Houseboats
Energy-Saving Houseboats
The 'Dwelling for the Homeless' Vessel Design is Fossil Fuel-Free
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Driverless Transportation Pods
Driverless Transportation Pods
Singapore's GRT Pods Could Revolutionize Public Transport
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Hand Signal Indicators
Hand Signal Indicators
'beSEEN' Cycling Gloves Activate When Hands are Removed from the Handlebars
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Compact Public Transportation Vehicles
Compact Public Transportation Vehicles
The 'Tempo' Compact Vehicle Offers Space for Two Riders
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Automotive Collaboration Yachts
Automotive Collaboration Yachts
The Aston Martin AM37 Power Boat Brings the Brand to the High Seas
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All-Terrain Flying Vehicles
All-Terrain Flying Vehicles
The SkyRunner MK 3.2 is a Versatile Vehicle for Land and Sky Travel
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Floating Transportation Facilities
Floating Transportation Facilities
The UFO is a Livable Water Station With the Design of a UFO
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Supportive Airplane Head Rests
Supportive Airplane Head Rests
The HeadRest is a Device That Could Make Flying More Comfortable
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Pedal-Powered Cars
Pedal-Powered Cars
The PodRide Lets You Get Around Easily In Different Environments
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