The world of transportation has been turned upside down in recent years and will continue to do so in the decades to come. Farewell to thermal vehicles and the all-kerosene-powered flying airplane. Players in the transportation market are imaginative, efficient and inventive. In order to be able to move around, be it through an aircraft, a supersonic plane or an autonomous train, many projects are currently at work. Discover the transport solutions that represent the future of mobility.
Hybrid or electric and supersonic aircraft
To combat climate change and reduce the carbon footprint, the aviation industry is innovating and developing new aircraft concepts. These can be electric, hydrogen or hybrid. Therefore, in 2022, a large number of companies are testing the latest generation equipment. For example, the SME ZeroAvia had carried out a first passenger flight with its hydrogen aircraft and generated a considerable donation of more than 21 million dollars. The national company Air France has been testing electric vehicles for its ground maneuvers for more than two years. The group’s goal is simple: achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
The future of mobility can be found in these words: electric plane, carbon footprint, artificial intelligence, Tesla, autonomous train or even autonomous car.
London to New York in less than four hours? With the supersonic aircraft this will be possible. While Concorde was taking off in 2003, the project had been shelved due to exorbitant costs and excessive energy requirements. The SME Boom Supersonic have designed and engineered a new machine capable of traveling over 1,800 km/h, making it possible to travel from London to New York in a record time of 3:30. Know that with a normal airplane it takes twice as much time. The American concern United Airlines has bought fifteen and passenger transport is scheduled to begin by 2029.
Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Vehicles (eVTOL).
The flying car is one of the key elements of the science fiction film. The advantages of such vehicles would be manifold. These include the ability to reduce urban congestion and have less impact on the environment. In terms of speed, these machines would go just over 100 km/h. Especially in busy metropolises, these machines offer many strengths. Due to regulations (including the EU), companies have to wait until they get approval from the authorities to operate these types of devices. The One eVTOL Group recently unveiled the images of their flying vehicle, which will be offered to the general public! You should know that the first deliveries are scheduled for next year.
Autonomous vehicles and trains
Say goodbye to train delays and constant disruptions? There are many and varied autonomous train projects in the rail industry. Whether for large lines or the urban transport network, process automation offers the opportunity to save a lot of time and significant costs. The concept is currently being studied at the SNCF Group. In addition, a new semi-autonomous train was conceived and designed at the end of 2020. For the RATP Group, the design of such a line across the Ile-de-France network, such as line 1 or 14, is a goal for the coming years.
Autonomous vehicles are used today on (short) routes or in infrastructure such as airports. Autonomous vehicles give users the opportunity to get from point A to point B without a driver. Powered by artificial intelligence, this type of vehicle is increasingly being used by well-known players in the automotive industry. The Tesla Group has developed into one of the leading companies in the industry.
If the technology stays on point, the law, for its part, has trouble standardizing itself. Therefore, commercial development of autonomous vehicles takes time to be completed. There are also incidents that detract from the image of these vehicles. Technical points still need to be tweaked before people can be guided safely…