Mobility is a stepping stone for progress and prosperity. From ancient times, development has followed people whenever they mobilized themselves towards necessary resources. Standing in 2016, we see how creatively the inhabitants of today’s world uses their transportation to move faster, faster and even faster. Time is of the essence for everyone, which is why the future trends of mobility will determine how the next generations are going to keep up with their fast life. Here, we bring you some of the emerging and soon-to-be-viral trends of mobility from our research.
Hoverboards, or self-balancing scooters will be a common sight in all the megacities soon enough. Retailers such as The Electric Rider and Smart Balance Wheel are already selling some great products and their sales are going through the roof. This flashy and fun device is also super-handy, for the person riding it and for the environment of the cities as well. Usage of these boards will cut down the users’ everyday travel money to a very negligible amount. Also, they eliminate the main concern regarding any vehicle; they have zero emission in the nature after usage (environment issues).
With usage of very little energy, you could shoot past your neighborhood park towards your favorite food place in the shortest amount of time. Hoverboards can be used indoors. Corporate employees can be given trainings on using this tool to navigate their way around the big offices. To sum it up- hoverboards or self-balancing scooters save money, save time, save the environment and are super-classy in their looks.
2. The Driverless Vehicles
Driverless vehicles are no longer fantasies for a far-away future. Autonomous vehicles hold a certain place in the future of transportation industry. Top car-making organizations are already working on dishing this trend out before 2020. Driverless vehicles will facilitate some major changes in the way mobility exists in people’s lives right now. There would be no drivers or driver etiquettes anymore. Ownership of cars will decrease gradually and car-renting businesses will skyrocket. Traffic tickets, bribing on the roads and accidents will start to decrease as well. Driverless vehicles will bring out less hassle and less errors in mobilizing the population on the road. That is the future vision of transportation industrialists.
3. Bicycle Hubs
Along with high definition and futuristic vehicles- bicycle hub is an emerging idea that is going to change the face of mobility. Bicycles are completely sustainable and environment-friendly. Mass inventory of cycles on various points of a neatly planned transit route helps people to go wherever they want to with minimal costing. As bicycling is excellent as a cardio-exercise, massive bicycle hubs are going to be absolutely necessary for the next generation to decrease traffic, sustain their own health and protect mother earth from various harmful emissions from present day vehicles.
4. High-speed Bullet Metros
Subway and metro rails have been transporting hundreds and thousands of people every hour, everywhere in the world. As of today, there are Maglev (which stands for Magnetic Levitation) trains in Japan running at 375 mph. Even in countries like India and Bangladesh, metro rails are becoming the most popular and absolute must for everyday commutes. So, what is the future of this kind of mobility? We are talking about driverless trains, more speed fueled by solar and magnetic power, smartcards for the passengers, super-fast trains that will come with cheaper, affordable technologies. Individual transports will always be necessary but futuristic public transportation system is the only key to mobilize the humungous, inflamed population of the future.
As an ending note, it us important to note how future of mobility doesn’t only depend on the high-tech vehicles various companies would provide us with. Even with the existing transport systems, we could afford daily commutes for more people if we modified the concept of mass transportation. In the near future, everyone will no longer own a heavy vehicle of their own, and when they do, it would be something useful and sustaining like hoverboards. Future of the mobility thus paints a picture of a cleaner, safer and smarter society.