[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vm / vmg / vr / vrpg / vst / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / pw / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / vt / wsg / wsr / x / xs] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Board
Settings Mobile Home
/n/ - Transportation

Name
Options
Comment
Verification
4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
File
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.
  • There are 71 posters in this thread.

08/21/20New boards added: /vrpg/, /vmg/, /vst/ and /vm/
05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
[Hide] [Show All]




File: airbus.jpg (96 KB, 962x640)
96 KB
96 KB JPG
ITT we post futuristic means of travel. Land, Sea, Air, dont care. Be it realistic or not so much.
>>
I have no clue how this is supposed to work but it looks cool.
>>
Also fuck jets, hydrogen fuel cell props are the future of civil aviation.
>>
File: Untitled.jpg (80 KB, 1311x798)
80 KB
80 KB JPG
concept for a sailing speed record attempt
>>
File: m3ut0ufikh221.jpg (71 KB, 1600x1050)
71 KB
71 KB JPG
an airship world once more
>>
File: .jpg (419 KB, 1920x1920)
419 KB
419 KB JPG
solar sail spaceship
>>
>>
>>1784913
this looks like one of those algorithmically generated images that's not 'of' anything at all

>>1784923
greetings fellow shadow people. one ticket to Featureless Void, please
>>
File: airlander.jpg (1.31 MB, 3600x2026)
1.31 MB
1.31 MB JPG
Really cant imagine a major airport full of these.
>>
File: Hero-1.jpg (72 KB, 800x800)
72 KB
72 KB JPG
>>
File: images.png (9 KB, 259x194)
9 KB
9 KB PNG
>>
>>1784915
Modern hi bypass turbines are just as thermally efficiency as a fuel cell.

A fuel cell prop would just be extra weight and complexity.
>>
>>1784915
fuck off green hydrogen is future we're not going to slow planes down because of gay climate shit
>>
>>1785248
Ammonia as jet fuel.
>>
>>1784915
>>1785252
>>1785244
>>1785248
Biggest issue with "Green" aviation is that it falsely presumes planes are meant to be a replacement for cars and trucks, the people who design green planes view highways as runways
>>
File: Mirrow 'Provocator'.jpg (25 KB, 800x450)
25 KB
25 KB JPG
The more you stare at it the worse it gets.
>>
>>1785337
This is after a horrific accident involving 4 trucks at the same time, right?
>>
File: city EV.jpg (246 KB, 1600x1066)
246 KB
246 KB JPG
>>1785354
Yes. But it only gets worse.
>>
>>1784915
>hydrogen
The memeiest of memes.
>>
>>1785337
american kirby-ass car
>>
>>1785368
Its designed and made in Russia.
>>
>>1785238
based
>>
Monorail
>>
>>1785337
i liked it more when it was called e bussy
>>
File: m12.jpg (88 KB, 1024x683)
88 KB
88 KB JPG
PRT
>>
>everyone and their grandmother mourns the loss of the AN-225 in the Russia/Ukraine War
>meanwhile Aerion is memoryholed almost overnight

It's not fair.
>>
File: Transporter2.jpg (54 KB, 255x238)
54 KB
54 KB JPG
>>
File: Transport_tubes.jpg (33 KB, 575x288)
33 KB
33 KB JPG
Why the fuck don't these exist yet, Chuck-E-Cheese kiddie playgrounds perfected the technology decades ago
>>
File: PPT.jpg (402 KB, 1500x1000)
402 KB
402 KB JPG
>>1785664
Its a jobs killer. What would all the auto parts factory workers do?
>>
File: drag sail.jpg (66 KB, 600x397)
66 KB
66 KB JPG
How about transporting satellites back to Earth at the end of their service life?
>>
hot air balloon but nuclear powered
>>
>>1785664
This would actually have pretty low capacity compared to a subway. If we assume one person per second, that's 3600 per hour. If we assume just 400 pax capacity for a subway train (it's actually much more but then it would be crowded), and trains running every 3 minutes, that's 8000 per hour, more than twice as much.
>>
>>1785585
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z51lfE2k7jU
>>
>>1785752
Not very practical but a catchy tune nonetheless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y_l8LLLCtc
>>
>>1785585
Prrrrrrrtt
>>
File: CT.jpg (22 KB, 474x266)
22 KB
22 KB JPG
They looked so much bigger when Musk presented one.
>>
>>1786053
it's just that nowadays trucks are ridiculously big
>>
>>1785330
There's not that much issue. You can either use carbon neutral biofuel or hydrogen. Making the planes economical on those fuels is just an engineering challenge
>>
>>1786080
Ammonia/Hydrogen mix

Doesn't need the giant cryo tanks of hydrogen. Ammonia is already produced at massive scale. Just need to get hydrogen without cracking it from hydrocarbons
>>
>>1786080
It should be an issue, downsizing planes directly implies their use is to replace ground vehicles instead of boats and zeppelins
>>
>>1785628

Aerion was a big white elephant and you know it.

Their original plan was to build an oversized F-104 with a passenger cabin and off-the-shelf DC-10 engines.
>>
File: giant train.jpg (1.51 MB, 3508x1890)
1.51 MB
1.51 MB JPG
>>
File: images-14.jpg (10 KB, 218x231)
10 KB
10 KB JPG
>>1787443
Giger ripoff
>>
Spacetrain
https://www.railway-technology.com/analysis/qa-spacetrain-could-a-hovertrain-revolutionise-french-railways/
>>
>>1785664
Imagine the smell during the summer
>>
File: AudiHoverCarConcept.jpg (35 KB, 630x420)
35 KB
35 KB JPG
>>1788323
Mmmm, love that warm armpit breeze.
>>
>>1787051
The 2707 was going to be an XB-70 with an airliner's tail attached to the back
>>
>>1788356
Original XBox-ass thing
>>
File: Citroen-Ami.jpg (228 KB, 1920x1080)
228 KB
228 KB JPG
>>1785337
that looks like this citroen shitbox
>>
>>1787443
that looks badass af but imagine the engines that it would require to get it going
>>
>>1789942
I have a crush on the Citroen and it's Opel Sister
>everything is made out of cheap plastic, I hate they use expensive materials without any real benefit whatsoever
>front and back are completely identical, only difference is front headlights are replaced by back headlights
>AM license, 15 year olds can drive this car, no need to wait until they are 18
>looks cute
>no unnecessary luxuries like electric windows
If I was wealthy I'd buy something like this for my kids once they are old enough to drive it
>>
>>1784924

Looks like the ship Dooku uses to escape Geonosis in SW Ep2. Though technically not very feasible to retract the sail given the Hubble telescope extension difficulties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1LpOq-mDdk
>>
>>1784915
Engineer here; hydrogen is fucking stupid.

Yes I'm aware that thousands of engineers around the globe are currently sucking up your tax money to develop hydrogen technologies; it's all in vain, they're being wasted. Every company which has bet on hydrogen has lost, and when fossil fuels are phased out the price of hydrogen will skyrocket to even less economically-viable levels.
>>
>>1789987
imo it makes sense as a way of banking energy from reknewable sources that often exceed grid needs. What is a better way of doing that?
>>
>>1789987
>Engineer here
no you're not
>>
File: fedex.jpg (614 KB, 1000x660)
614 KB
614 KB JPG
>>1789942
Probably from the same factory in Shenzhen.
>>
>>1789992
>What is a better way of doing that?
Batteries, pumped hydro, flywheels. Anything except hydrogen and other synthetic fuels really.

Another option is to use excess energy in steel production or district heating.
>>
File: Energy Vault.png (683 KB, 1000x750)
683 KB
683 KB PNG
>>1790003
At least you didnt mention the Energy Vault. Otherwise I would have to summon ThunderFoot.

Pic attached is transportation, of energy, so technically it belongs here. Its also been solidly debunked.
>>
>>1789992
By the time we've switched to completely green energy, we won't have excess anymore. In fact households will have limits on electricity use, so how to store excess won't be a problem.
>>
>>1790095
>In fact households will have limits on electricity use
Theres a fantasy.
>>
>>1790003
What about Molten Salt Storage?
>>
File: dickmobile.jpg (57 KB, 640x480)
57 KB
57 KB JPG
>>1785628

I'm impressed that they actually managed to get an engine contract with Rolls-Royce.

It's a shame that the company tanked just as they started building their prototype.
>>
>>1786053
will they ever learn
>>
>>1791240
The companies who have tried that have lost an enormous amount of money. The California solar farms for example.

If it can be avoided, maintaining a large temperature gradient, in any game of efficiency, should be avoided. What would be ideal is a storage media which changes phases at close to room temperature, and some kind of refrigerant circuit to extract and store the energy in the phase change.

The problem with heat storage on a grid level is that you're always trying to get from, and back to, electricity. To do that you need turbine generators, which means you need superheated steam, which is very hot, but not as hot as the storage fluid you'll be using.

Storing heat as heat is far more efficient than storing electricity as heat. Heat is the last form of energy before it's completely lost to entropy forever.
>>
File: IMG_0140.jpg (1.77 MB, 4032x3024)
1.77 MB
1.77 MB JPG
groundmirrors,,,,focus moreon heavyjets.
>>
File: IMG_0141.jpg (1.57 MB, 4032x3024)
1.57 MB
1.57 MB JPG
>>1797971
Austria willunderstand.
,,,,steamwings,,,STEAMWING.,
,,contrails madepure.
>>
File: IMG_1182.jpg (924 KB, 3810x1945)
924 KB
924 KB JPG
>>1797971
dummmyou,,,whyfliped?,,,mustbe,,,,Ailerons!,
,,glidersub,,bouncy drive,,glideup,glidown,,,,one pumpat depth of cycle,,,40/1 glideratio,,1kilometer dive,,80k.,
,,,,,
,,,like iknowhata kis?
>>
File: IMG_1129.jpg (873 KB, 3883x1613)
873 KB
873 KB JPG
>>
>>1790095
Excuse me sir, but our records show your sunlight absorbtion is above the legal limit. Heres a copy of your ticket, no need to sign but you will have to file for a hearing within 30 days if you disagree.
>>
>>1786053
It's a half scale cybertruck
>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkuEP5iMRiM
>>
File: reich panzerwagen.jpg (161 KB, 1600x900)
161 KB
161 KB JPG
>>1798070
Oh, nazi stuffs. Well they were futuristic at the time.
>>
Germany's modern tech is cool too.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>1790095
>>1791237
>>1798060
Environmentalism is a denial of electricity's unreliability in cold weather
>>
For me it's the eHang eVTOL
>>
>>1798643
no pixels :(
>>
>>1790003
>flywheels for large scale energy storage
>Engineer here

get the fuck out larper
>>
>>1797981
Interesting. I imagine it would end up being quite slow unless you had a mega pump or something. I doubt this would be as efficient as just a propellor
>>
File: bicycle_PNG5376.png (641 KB, 2292x1445)
641 KB
641 KB PNG
unironically this after the 2025 solar storm
>>
>>1799268
Good point. That last one missed us by just 9 days. Why we arent hardening electronics for future CMEs is beyond me.
>>
>>1790003
>>1790095
This has to be b8
>>
File: images (16).jpg (39 KB, 769x399)
39 KB
39 KB JPG
>>1784902
I want it.
>>
>>1789987
>the price of a gas which can be made in your backyard from water and electricity will skyrocket
>>
>>1784902
you will ride in the pod
>>
>>1805734
>>
>>1805735
>>
>>1784902
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWWYkxQCFfQ
>>
>>1784923
there is no truly non-permeable lightweight membrane yet, so over time you end up having to refill the gas. if a good membrane existed you could make a craft with the following properties:
>solar powered
>partially buoyant with non-destructive terminal velocity
>no windows, instead a VR headset that renders craft body invisible to occupant >compact life-support system similar to that on the ISS
you would float around the world, free from geopolitical boundaries, using the internet to communicate and do business, until a government gets annoyed and shoots you down
>>
>>1785227
Well it wouldn't need an airport, you could land it on any field or sufficiently large roof.
>>
>>1785628
Wait, what? Did Aerion go bust?
>>
File: Spaceship one.jpg (53 KB, 800x532)
53 KB
53 KB JPG
SPACESHIP!
>>
>>1805744
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWWYkxQCFfQ
Nice set of knobs there.
>>
>>1785585
He cute
>>
>>1799268
Fatsos all keel over and die of heart attacks when "Muh electric bike battery" can't be charged.
>>
>>1805978
why does this image look like it's moving?
>>
>>1784902
>futuristic means of travel
>Land
>Be it realistic
>>
File: car.jpg (561 KB, 700x963)
561 KB
561 KB JPG
>>1784902
>>
The future was here
>>
Presenting the iCar
>>
>>1808534
I've used this mouse before and it sucks.
>>
File: 1590291420607.jpg (469 KB, 3240x1808)
469 KB
469 KB JPG
>>1784902
>>
>>1785580
What's it called?
>>
File: 1635718885394.png (908 KB, 1280x720)
908 KB
908 KB PNG
>>1785238
Leave BlimpTrain to me
>>
File: blimptrain.webm (1.83 MB, 512x288)
1.83 MB
1.83 MB WEBM
>>1808758
oh my sweet summer child
>>
>>1808801
N-NANI?
>>
>>1808832
Anata wa nufagu desu ne
>>
>>1785628
that was DOA from day one. if not a money laundering scam.
>>
>>1785585

That could work to move van sized loads as well as people around a city. Small cars mean you can pack more on a track than with trains. City planners are retarded.
>>
>>1784902
>>
File: maine coon ging.jpg (94 KB, 700x933)
94 KB
94 KB JPG
>>1810168
Literal pussy wagon right there. That lucky mofo.
>>
>>1788356
>>
File: car pea.jpg (63 KB, 780x960)
63 KB
63 KB JPG
>>1785337
>>
>>1798643
>>
File: flying-car red.jpg (70 KB, 896x550)
70 KB
70 KB JPG
>>
>>
>>
File: flyingcar 1950s.jpg (636 KB, 2160x1986)
636 KB
636 KB JPG
>>
File: Horse.jpg (69 KB, 474x632)
69 KB
69 KB JPG
>>1784902
Given current economic trends ...
>>
File: IMG_4508.jpg (1020 KB, 2311x1333)
1020 KB
1020 KB JPG
>>
>>1788905
xbox 720 leaked pic
>>
File: 1280px-Colour_avrocar_59.jpg (176 KB, 1280x1016)
176 KB
176 KB JPG
>>
>>1784902
>Be it realistic or not so much

I hate faggots like you. Because of your woman brain we have 'futuristic' looking that is worse than current things.

Look at most EV companies. They're mostly flashy scams
>>
>>1812998
It doesn't matter. A car company that doesn't sell cars can't compete with one that does.
Getting a great big choice of EVs on the market you can actually buy is only a matter of time.
>>
>>1785696
>What would all the auto parts factory workers do?
What would all the buggy whip factory workers do?
>>
File: SkyTran.jpg (478 KB, 1920x1280)
478 KB
478 KB JPG
Remember the little personal maglev pods?

What happened to them?
>>
>>1817509
People took it too personally.



Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.