Monday, May 9, 2011

Transportation in the future by Juan Esteban

Every year spent 36 billion gallons of fuel in traffic jams. Car accidents cost hundreds of billions of dollars. And by the year 2020 it is expected that the number of airline passengers will double to reach the 7000 millions around the world.

Only in the United States, and according to the Insurance Information Institute, road accidents in this country represent a loss of $ 230 billion a year. In Europe the figure is 160 billion euros. In Argentina, the economic losses as a result of chaotic traffic and collisions, amounting to U.S. $ 10,000 million annually.

But how to solve this, is the million dollar question. "With more roads and cars safer? Professionals believe that technological advances will play a major role in the imminent future.
The cars will have driver assistance technologies, which allow cars to develop a behavior as if they have 'reflexes'.

In the future is also expected to be able to pass information from one phone to another, from one palm to another, ie, the cars will be able to exchange data between them, and contact devices that road infrastructure. In short, each unit may undertake 'remedial' when appropriate and provide essential feedback to drivers.

What's Next
Some of the innovations of the future transport are:

* The birth of a new system, either by area or land. Just as there is a technology that warns how long it takes a bus to reach their destination, travelers can also receive alerts on delays of trains and buses on your mobile phone.

* Using sensors, GPS and communications technology in cars, will be sent alerts of delays or be alerted if an alternative route is more convenient. These systems allow programmers to make corrections in real time road, which will make the stacking of groups ("bus bunching" in American parlance) in history.

* The cities will find the solution to congestion. The transition will speed through intelligent systems, adjustments will be made in real time at traffic lights to ease congestion and free up roads for ambulances, fire trucks or other emergency. New technologies provide information to drivers about the best routes to avoid driving and parking in peak periods. Thus, highways and main streets are safe, and air will be cleaner.

What they said less, it appears that the future is just around the corner. And it throbs and it breathes. Just a matter of letting go.

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