TAG: City commuters

The future of flight

MIT's future of flight

MIT’s AI Lab is a busy hub of practical inventions and idealistic passions. Recently, they showed off a new system of personal aircraft control they’ve created in conjunction with airplane manufacturer Boeing. One of MIT’s Graduate students, Peng Yu, displayed their vision of the future some 20-30 years down the road. Yu and his team developed a variety of ways for commuters with no airplane piloting knowledge to effectively control either a personal aircraft or a flying taxi. Using voice, keyboard input, tablet, and motion gestures, Yu showed how easily an average person could operate a remote-controlled airplane. Tablet –… read more

Underground Access Please

Unused subways

Since the invention of automobiles, public transport has declined, even though the need for it remains. Accompanied by ever-accessible highways and interstates, cars have lead to empty subways. Many abandoned subways lie beneath cities today, unbeknownst to some residents. Obviously this is not a problem to those who drive cars but there are still people who either can’t drive or choose not to. And not everyone wants to commute by bus or transit. This is why pedestrians and cyclists would benefit from the creation of lanes separate from major roads, allowing them access to important areas within their city without… read more