Flying cars are already close. And how do you a concept of "flying train"?
passenger transport future we will no doubt very interesting. We have already proposed ideas vacuum speed trains moving at a speed of more than 1,000 kilometers per hour, the concepts of autonomous aerial vehicles that will be used as personal cab and passenger aircraft, capable of speeds in excess of 5 times the speed of sound. We even promised to launch, which will be used to transport people from one city to another world. If you think that this ended the engineers crazy ideas, you're wrong.
Meet the beginner - a company Akka Technologies, with its concept of "flying train". The idea of the concept of Link & Fly calls to make air travel as simple as, say, a trip on the subway. Why waste time on transplant from one vehicle to another on the way to the airport if you can just go to the nearest railway station and take a special carriage, which takes you straight to the airport? There will withdraw the car on the runway, and docked to the carrier aircraft, which will take you to where you want it. On arrival the car (the fuselage) Unplug the device from the carrier and transferred to the local railway station, from where you can continue your journey.
"Once the cars are fully switch to electric traction and become autonomous, the next big change in the travel industry expects planes," - has expressed his opinion in an interview with Bloomberg edition CEO Akka Technologies Maurice Ricci.
In the European market the French company Akka Technologies is working with companies such as Airbus, Renault and Dassault, offering the latest technological solutions in matters of advanced transport services. Among the company's interests - the technology of unmanned vehicles, as well as developments in technologies aimed at improving the efficiency of air travel. Wanting to increase its influence in the US market, Akka Technologies recently unveiled its concept Link & Fly in the company Boeing. In an interview with Bloomberg Maurice Ricci also noted that their idea of "flying trains" have expressed interest in several transport companies from Asia.
Link & Fly concept is presented in the form of 162-seater passenger aircraft with a maximum capacity of up to 21,000 kilograms. The apparatus carrier has the features of a conventional aircraft with delta wings, according to the representation, it will be able to transport at a distance up to 2200 km at a cruising speed of 0, 82 Mach (980 km / h) and the maximum ceiling height of 12 000 meters. Akka Technologies also hopes to come to the development of long-range version of the machine, as well as unmanned, designed for freight transport. The concept is incredibly ambitious, to say the least. After all, he not only require the development of a completely new type of aircraft, but also to change the entire existing infrastructure to deliver a flying car from the train station, right on the runway. In the near future we will not see this just. Nevertheless, the idea is a very unique approach to air transport. Yes, and it's hard to deny the appeal of the opportunity to sit in the same traffic near your home and get out of it is right next to the desired location within a few thousand kilometers.