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Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow's Trains

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 9, 2012) — Researchers from nine different German Aerospace Center Institutes are working together to come up with the train of the future. The vehicle that they're planning will be able to travel at 400 kilometers per hour. It will also be safer and more environmentally friendly than current locomotives. The so-called Next Generation Train will be a doubledecker, without any staircases inside. First-class passengers will get into the first floor, and second-class passengers will board at ground floor level. Sensors will be used to couple the sections of the trains. In the event of a crash, the nose of the train will crumple and absorb the energy of the collision. The damaged element can then be easily replaced. Tomorrow's trains will be able to do all this and a lot more.
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Hungarian Train Shines Light on Self-Contained Solar Power

Hungarian Train Shines Light on Self-Contained Solar Power

Reuters (Aug. 28, 2013) — A nature reserve in central Hungary has become a testing ground for self-contained, solar-powered train travel. Engineers say the narrow gauge train is the first of its kind, and could become a template for larger train transport systems.
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Harley-Davidson Unveils Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Unveils Electric Motorcycle

AP (June 19, 2014) — Harley-Davidson plans to publicly unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, a sleek, futuristic bike that hums like a jet airplane taking off. (June 19) Video provided by AP
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CES 2015: New Autonomous Driving System Is High-Tech and Well-Hidden

CES 2015: New Autonomous Driving System Is High-Tech and Well-Hidden

Popular Science (Jan. 9, 2015) — The first thing that struck us about Delphi's autonomous-driving model of the Audi S Q5 was that it looked like, well, a car. And a sleek one at that. Each of the vehicle's sensors was inconspicuous yet impressive in capability—no garish rotating sensor blocks and eye-like beacons, unlike the company's 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge vehicle parked outside their tent at the Consumer Electronics Show. Video provided by Popular Science
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