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Top 35 Transportation Trends in September

From Pedestrian-Protecting Cars to Eco Cruise Ships

— September 28, 2017 — Autos
September 2017 transportation trends reveal vehicles that are increasingly adapted to enhance pedestrian safety, as well as environmentally friendly designs being infused into more areas related to transport.

An example of the former includes Google's self-driving car Waymo, which has a feature that can detect if the car is about to hit a pedestrian, and can soften its exterior in order to prevent fatalities. Another example is the Volkswagen Interceptor, which is an enhanced police vehicle that offers 360 degree visibility – making it well-suited to cruise around cities.

Environmentally friendly design is now being infused into transportation options like Peace Boat's Ecoship, which is a cruise ship with reduced carbon emissions, and the Mö, which is a solar-powered cross between a bike and a vehicle.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Vehicle-Upgrading Smart Devices
Vehicle-Upgrading Smart Devices
The 'Automatic Pro' Diagnoses Car Problems and Upgrades Abilities
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34
Pedestrian-Protecting Autonomous Vehicles
Pedestrian-Protecting Autonomous Vehicles
'Waymo' Could Soften Itself If It Detects a Collision
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33
Solar Eclipse Train Tours
Solar Eclipse Train Tours
Amtrak Will Take Passengers to Illinois for a Solar Eclipse Viewing
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32
Indian Smart City Initiatives
Indian Smart City Initiatives
The 'Smart Cities Mission' Aims for Rapid Urban Development in India
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31
Compact Delivery E-Vehicles
Compact Delivery E-Vehicles
The DELIVER-E Looks to the Future of Delivery in Urban Centers
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30
Eco-Friendly Cruise Ships
Eco-Friendly Cruise Ships
Peace Boat's EcoShip is Sustainable and Features Solar Panel Sails
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29
Reinvented Super Sedans
Reinvented Super Sedans
The New BMW M5 Makes 600 Horsepower and is AWD for the First Time Ever
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28
Car Brand Travel Excursions
Car Brand Travel Excursions
The Land Rover Driving Adventures Merge Cars with Exciting Travel
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27
Futuristic Patrol Vehicles
Futuristic Patrol Vehicles
The Volkswagen Interceptor is Compact Yet Speedy on the Road
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26
Performance-Focused Sedan Redesigns
Performance-Focused Sedan Redesigns
The Volkswagen Passat GT is Sporty and Practical
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25
Theme Park-Branded Rideshares
Theme Park-Branded Rideshares
The Lyft 'Minnie Van' Will Drive Passengers to Disney Theme Parks
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24
Folding Electric Bikes
Folding Electric Bikes
Brompton Electric's Collapsible Electric Bike is Portable and Sturdy
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23
Rideshare Transportation Partnerships
Rideshare Transportation Partnerships
Lyft and Amtrak Partnered to Offer Riders In-App Pickups
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22
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Porsche's New Braided Carbon Fiber Wheels are $18,000 a Set
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21
Opulent Anniversary Vehicles
Opulent Anniversary Vehicles
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is Celebratory
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20
Car Health-Monitoring Devices
Car Health-Monitoring Devices
The 'OBDeleven' Car Diagnostics Device Works with Any Vehicle
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19
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Dutch Students Built and Designed This Biodegradable Car
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18
Sporty German CUVs
Sporty German CUVs
The Volkswagen T-Roc is a Stylish Entry-Level Crossover
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17
Hydrogen Turbine Trains
Hydrogen Turbine Trains
The 'Spacetrain' Enhances Ground Travel with a Lightweight Design
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16
Autonomous Magnetic Track Buses
Autonomous Magnetic Track Buses
The AGV Bus Concept Boasts a Driverless Design
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15
Retro Japanese Race Cars
Retro Japanese Race Cars
The Infiniti Prototype 9 is an Electric-powered Tribute to 1940s Racing
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14
Self-Built Campers
Self-Built Campers
The Birch Sprig is a Camper Kit That People Can Put Together Themselves
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13
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
The Ferrari Portofino is the Replacement for the California T
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12
Color-In Car Rentals
Color-In Car Rentals
These Hertz Rental Cars Feature Coloring Book Upholstery to Entertain Kids
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11
Contemporary Luxury Sedans
Contemporary Luxury Sedans
The Black Edition of the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S is Strikingly Elegant
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10
Impossibly Compact Electric Bikes
Impossibly Compact Electric Bikes
The 'Jupiter Bike' Has an Extremely Small Form Factor
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9
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
The 'Slidavan Caravan' is Complete with a Telescope Roof
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8
Compact Electric Skateboards
Compact Electric Skateboards
The I-Ride Electric Skateboard Weighs Just 15 Pounds
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7
Luxurious E-Bike Lines
Luxurious E-Bike Lines
Riese & Müller Has Released Its 2018 Line of E-Bikes
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6
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Mö is a Solar-Powered Vehicle That Can Be Pedaled Like a Bike
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5
Mini Car Brand Homes
Mini Car Brand Homes
The Tesla Tiny House Can be Towed by the Brand's Vehicles
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4
Innovative Hourglass Trains
Innovative Hourglass Trains
A Double-Decker Train Repositions the Tracks at the Core of the Cars
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3
Shareable Sports Cars
Shareable Sports Cars
The Toyota Public Sports Concept is an EV Designed to Be Ownerless
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2
Modified Retro Scooters
Modified Retro Scooters
Shanghai Customs Modified the Honda Cub into a Stylish Scooter
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1
Modernized Convertible Concepts
Modernized Convertible Concepts
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is an Old School EV
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