Representatives meet to discuss the future of transportation in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Driving in Central Florida can be anything but easy. But one group in Orlando is working to make transportation easier throughout Central Florida.

Officials released the Orlando Transportation 2030 Report, Wednesday which helps to outline a blueprint for the region’s transportation future.

The report takes into account current trends and disruptions facing the region, key mobility challenges and opportunities, and successful practices both within Central Florida and nationwide and then outlines seven regional priorities to move Orlando’s transportation system forward.

“From highway to rail corridors, airports to spaceports, Orlando’s extensive transportation network has long provided a foundation for economic growth,” Sean DeMartino, ART board member said.

A 2019 report by Orlando Economic Partnership predicted the Orlando area to “add more than 1,500 people to the region every week for the next 11 years, eventually reaching a population of 5.2 million people.” Leaders behind the report told News

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Stingray-inspired Maglev train zooms riders into the future of transportation

The future of public transportation is going to be dominated by less energy-consuming solutions – the likes of magnetic levitation that we already see on the Maglev trains in Japan, China, and South Korea. Drawing inspiration from the energy-efficient propelling technology, designer Darina Shi has designed her own version of the future of how we move from one place to the other.

She calls it “Spacetrain” which is inherently inspired by the magnificence of nature – its dynamics, fluidity, and intrinsic patterns. The basic skeleton of the concept train takes the shape of a stingray – the front and side sections bear stark resemble the mouth and fins of the majestic sea creature. Similarly, the hues of cool white with bluish tint emulate the different forms of liquid – ice and flowing water. To reduce drag and improve aerodynamics, Spacetrain has a fluidic design – showing the roots of its

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Mobility 2020 to discuss the future of urban air transportation

Alphabet’s Wing is among the companies leading the way for building a sustainable and scalable way for drones and other aircraft to share the skies and build a capable and safe aerial transportation network. Wing’s head of Policy, Regulatory and Community Affairs, Margaret Nagle, will join us at TC Sessions: Mobility this year to talk about the work the company is doing to unlock the potential of this path forward for city skies, and what the landscape looks like from the perspective of someone who works at the linkage point between public and private sectors.

Wing’s primary business is building and deploying a local drone delivery service that works through an app on your phone to allow you to quickly and easily order items from its partner businesses. To make the deliveries possible, Wing uses a custom multi-rotor/fixed-wing hybrid aircraft that uses an all-electric power source to operate emission-free. The

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Future cars may live a lot longer, analysts believe

Fewer major changes save automakers cash.


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We know the song and dance. A new vehicle arrives, it undergoes some typically mild changes after a couple years and then a new generation arrives after five years or so. It’s basically how the modern car industry operates, because new and fresh cars sell. Future cars, however, may live a whole lot longer before they’re replaced outright.

That’s the consensus from analysts who spoke during the Society of Automotive Analysts webinar on Monday. WardsAuto reported on how things could shift in the years to come, especially as more electric cars hit the roads. Since EVs will, essentially, be immune to emissions regulations, there’s even less of an incentive for automakers to make big changes. Couple the zero-emissions powertrain with the emergence of over-the-air updates, and the idea of a 10-year vehicle life cycle doesn’t seem incredibly outrageous.

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Monza classic offers glimpse of F1’s exciting future

The Italian Grand Prix was one of the most unexpected race results in Formula One’s recent history, with a new race winner and a podium featuring three drivers with a combined age of 71 years old.

The outcome hinged on a few key moments and decisions but F1’s rule makers hope the next set of regulations will make the drama of Sunday’s race more of a norm.

A glimpse of F1’s future?

In what was looking worryingly like Formula One’s most predictable season in recent memory, Monza threw up a genuine shock.

That much was clear from the face of race winner,

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Could this half-bike half-car be the transport for the future?

As part of its ongoing drive to explore the future of mobility, the renowned German bicycle manufacturer Canyon has presented a surprising hybrid concept vehicle, which is half-bike and half-car.

Engineers and designers at Canyon in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University have developed a surprising vehicle that is intended to provide simple and comfortable mobility in the city of the future.

Like a recumbent bicycle, the four-wheeled electric vehicle has pedals and is steered using lateral tank levers, which are positioned on the level of the driver’s hips.

The idea of the concept is that it can be used both in cycle lanes and on the road. It therefore combines the comfort and speed of an electric car with the gridlock-defeating manoeuvrability of an electric bicycle, making it an optimal means of transport for the city of the future.

Critically, it has a passenger compartment with a roof, which can

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is this the vehicle of the future?

As part of its ongoing drive to explore the future of mobility, the renowned German bicycle manufacturer Canyon has presented a surprising hybrid concept vehicle, which is half-bike and half-car.



a close up of a car: Canyon's take on the future of mobility


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Canyon’s take on the future of mobility

Engineers and designers at Canyon in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University have developed a surprising vehicle that is intended to provide simple and comfortable mobility in the city of the future.

Like a recumbent bicycle, the four-wheeled electric vehicle has pedals and is steered using lateral tank levers, which are positioned on the level of the driver’s hips.

The idea of the concept is that it can be used both in cycle lanes and on the road. It therefore combines the comfort and speed of an electric car with the gridlock-defeating maneuverability of an electric bicycle, making it an optimal means of transport for the city of the future. 

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The Vanmoof S3 electric bike is the future of urban mobility

Long gone are the days of unassisted pedaling. Sure, there’s still a place in the world for traditional bikes, but modern e-bikes are really changing the way people get around — especially in a congested (and steep) city like San Francisco.



a bicycle parked on the side of the railing


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The Vanmoof S3 e-bike is a new and unique entry in this space. It’s like the combination of a Tesla and an Ikea chair: electric, loaded with tech, yet functional and looks great. It’s got Apple and Android connectivity, not to mention its own growling (literally) security system. As far as e-bikes are concerned, Vanmoof has truly thought of everything.

But rather than give it all away in text, check out the video above to see what life is like with Vanmoof’s electric bike. It’s even got a turbo button! What’s not to love?

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This Canyon e-bike is a future Tesla killer

If you hadn’t noticed, cities are changing. Since lockdown, urban planning is being turned on its head as people shun public transport and want more affordable, more environmentally friendly methods of transport than a car.



a close up of a car: This Canyon e-bike is a future Tesla killer


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This Canyon e-bike is a future Tesla killer

An electric bike or e-scooter is an obvious choice, allowing riders to dodge traffic and eliminate the dreaded search for parking. They’re also modern, intuitive, and stylish.

They’re not perfect, however, especially if you live in the Northern hemisphere where the winter brings months of wet and cold weather.

Enter Canyon’s Future Mobility Concept – bridging the gap between an e-bike and a car.

This radical vehicle is designed to seamlessly move from the road to the bike lane. It’s fast and stable enough to cruise down the open road, yet light and agile enough to slip into the bike lane when things

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‘Innovations Challenge’ invites students to develop solution for adequate transportation funding for future | Lifestyle

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the fourth annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge, which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers.

“One of the goals of the Innovations Challenge is to open students’ minds to the possibility of a career in transportation, maybe even with PennDOT,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “Students working on this project will engage in the very real challenge facing the industry – finding a sustainable solution to transportation funding challenges.”

This year’s Innovations Challenge asks students to develop an innovative and implementable solution that helps address Pennsylvania’s transportation revenue shortfall by identifying potential new funding streams, aside from additional gas taxes, tolls or mileage-based user fees, to help ensure adequate transportation funding for the future.

The Innovations Challenge

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