InTrans / Nov 07, 2016
Go! Magazine releases November issue
Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.
Each month, Go! produces a three-part article series with either an interview with a transportation expert, a book or movie review, a blog entry from one of our staff writers, or information about transportation careers. The best part? Our articles are interesting for readers of all ages.
For November, we produced a Go! Green article series about three “green” transportation innovations and how they are positively giving back to the environment. Smog be gone!
‘Green’ transportation innovations: Solar bike paths
When you think of the future of transportation, is it “green?” Now, to be clear, we aren’t just talking about the color. Green transportation lessens the carbon footprint and contributes positively to the environment. At least that’s what Poland’s’ bioluminescent bike path and the Netherlands’ “SolaRoad” are doing. Transportation innovations like these are both good for the world at large as well as the people living on it.
‘Green’ transportation innovations: Autonomous pods
Now, I’m sure you’ve at least heard of autonomous cars, right? Let us give you a hint: they’re driverless! But Milton Keynes, a city near London, England, has taken it one step future by implementing their own type of autonomous transit pods or “podcars.” If successful, they will be one of the first to introduce a transit system that works alongside the general ebb and flow of pedestrian traffic!
‘Green’ transportation innovations: ‘NextGen’ air traffic control
You wouldn’t wait 50 years to update your cellphone to a better, faster, and smarter model, so why should aviation technology be any different? In the last few decades, some transportation systems have made leaps and bounds in their progress, but air traffic control has remained the same. Well, until now. The Federal Aviation Administration’s solution is a new air traffic control system that will replace aging radar-based technology. Its name? NextGen.
Doctor Who’s ‘Gridlock’: A vision of the future of transportation
Let’s imagine a world where people are stuck on a seemingly endless Motorway where it takes six years to travel ten miles! The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has explained all in its science-fiction show Doctor Who. Come with us as we unravel the science behind the fiction in the episode “Gridlock.”
Dot’s Adventures with Transportation: Claymation
“Dot’s Adventures with Transportation: Claymation” is directly related to the Go! Tech Trends series posted in July 2016, where readers learn about the “planes, trains, and automobiles” in popular claymation films like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Chicken Run, and the Adventures of Wallace and Gromit. Our heroine Dot, though, she underestimated the time and skill needed to put films like this together.