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.
concept for a sailing speed record attempt
an airship world once more
solar sail spaceship
>>1784913this looks like one of those algorithmically generated images that's not 'of' anything at all>>1784923greetings fellow shadow people. one ticket to Featureless Void, please
Really cant imagine a major airport full of these.
>>1784915Modern hi bypass turbines are just as thermally efficiency as a fuel cell. A fuel cell prop would just be extra weight and complexity.
>>1784915fuck off green hydrogen is future we're not going to slow planes down because of gay climate shit
>>1785248Ammonia as jet fuel.
>>1784915>>1785252>>1785244>>1785248Biggest 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
The more you stare at it the worse it gets.
>>1785337This is after a horrific accident involving 4 trucks at the same time, right?
>>1785354Yes. But it only gets worse.
>>1784915>hydrogenThe memeiest of memes.
>>1785337american kirby-ass car
>>1785368Its designed and made in Russia.
>>1785337i liked it more when it was called e bussy
>everyone and their grandmother mourns the loss of the AN-225 in the Russia/Ukraine War>meanwhile Aerion is memoryholed almost overnightIt's not fair.
Why the fuck don't these exist yet, Chuck-E-Cheese kiddie playgrounds perfected the technology decades ago
>>1785664Its a jobs killer. What would all the auto parts factory workers do?
How about transporting satellites back to Earth at the end of their service life?
hot air balloon but nuclear powered
>>1785664This 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.
>>1785752Not very practical but a catchy tune nonetheless.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y_l8LLLCtc
They looked so much bigger when Musk presented one.
>>1786053it's just that nowadays trucks are ridiculously big
>>1785330There'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
>>1786080Ammonia/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
>>1786080It should be an issue, downsizing planes directly implies their use is to replace ground vehicles instead of boats and zeppelins
>>1785628Aerion 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.
>>1785664Imagine the smell during the summer
>>1788323Mmmm, love that warm armpit breeze.
>>1787051The 2707 was going to be an XB-70 with an airliner's tail attached to the back
>>1788356Original XBox-ass thing
>>1785337that looks like this citroen shitbox
>>1787443that looks badass af but imagine the engines that it would require to get it going
>>1789942I 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 windowsIf I was wealthy I'd buy something like this for my kids once they are old enough to drive it
>>1784924Looks 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
>>1784915Engineer 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.
>>1789987imo 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 hereno you're not
>>1789942Probably 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.
>>1790003At 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.
>>1789992By 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 useTheres a fantasy.
>>1790003What about Molten Salt Storage?
>>1785628I'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.
>>1786053will they ever learn
>>1791240The 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.
groundmirrors,,,,focus moreon heavyjets.
>>1797971Austria willunderstand.,,,,steamwings,,,STEAMWING.,,,contrails madepure.
>>1797971dummmyou,,,whyfliped?,,,mustbe,,,,Ailerons!,,,glidersub,,bouncy drive,,glideup,glidown,,,,one pumpat depth of cycle,,,40/1 glideratio,,1kilometer dive,,80k.,,,,,,,,,like iknowhata kis?
>>1790095Excuse 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.
>>1786053It's a half scale cybertruck
>>1798070Oh, nazi stuffs. Well they were futuristic at the time.
Germany's modern tech is cool too.
>>1790095>>1791237>>1798060Environmentalism is a denial of electricity's unreliability in cold weather
For me it's the eHang eVTOL
>>1798643no pixels :(
>>1790003>flywheels for large scale energy storage>Engineer hereget the fuck out larper
>>1797981Interesting. 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
unironically this after the 2025 solar storm
>>1799268Good point. That last one missed us by just 9 days. Why we arent hardening electronics for future CMEs is beyond me.
>>1790003>>1790095This has to be b8
>>1784902I want it.
>>1789987>the price of a gas which can be made in your backyard from water and electricity will skyrocket
>>1784902you will ride in the pod
>>1784923there 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
>>1785227Well it wouldn't need an airport, you could land it on any field or sufficiently large roof.
>>1785628Wait, what? Did Aerion go bust?
>>1805744>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWWYkxQCFfQNice set of knobs there.
>>1799268Fatsos all keel over and die of heart attacks when "Muh electric bike battery" can't be charged.
>>1805978why does this image look like it's moving?
>>1784902>futuristic means of travel>Land>Be it realistic
The future was here
Presenting the iCar
>>1808534I've used this mouse before and it sucks.
>>1785580What's it called?
>>1785238Leave BlimpTrain to me
>>1808758oh my sweet summer child
>>1808832Anata wa nufagu desu ne
>>1785628that was DOA from day one. if not a money laundering scam.
>>1785585That 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.
>>1810168Literal pussy wagon right there. That lucky mofo.
>>1784902Given current economic trends ...
>>1788905xbox 720 leaked pic
>>1784902>Be it realistic or not so muchI 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
>>1812998It 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?
Remember the little personal maglev pods?What happened to them?
>>1817509People took it too personally.