Top 10 Innovations in Transportation

Our ability to get from one place to another, nearby or distant, nowadays is taken for granted. The evolution of transportation is marked with adversities, some of which led to fascinating inventions (a wheel must be the most famous one). Over the centuries, modes of transportation were increasing in levels of complexity and efficiency in order to meet the changing needs of a humankind.

Throughout history the means of transportation evolved greatly and got us there, where we are today: traveling over globe in less than two days, crossing the channels by trains via underwater tunnels, and viewing beyond the edge of our solar system with a spacecraft. It all started with the first mean of transportation, which was, of course, the human foot.

About 3,500 BC in the Middle East was invented the wheel. By 3000 BC people tamed horses, donkeys and later camels, while Egyptians invented the sailing boat. The first paved roads were build by 312 BC. Centuries later, during the 15th century people were crossing the entire oceans by advanced sailing ships. In the phase of Industrial Revolution at 19th century people used steam-powered railway locomotives, amphibious vehicles and bicycles. In 1957 people launched man made satellite into orbit — Sputnik; in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. These are only a very few examples of amazing transportation evolution.

The list of top 10 Innovations in Transportation gives us a clear picture where we are today and where we are heading in the nearest future. In this rapid speed of innovation, it may seem that we already live in the futuristic world. We drive the cars that can fly or dive, and of course the cars, that we do not need to drive at all. With the help of mobile applications, like Waze, people can send the latest updates about the situation of roads at any place in the world. What is the next step in transportation, which will exceed the expectations coming from the most creative imaginations?

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Top 10 Expected Innovations for 2017

GIM Institute welcomes 2017 with Marie Sklodowska Curie quote: Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. We are sure that 2017 will be another great year. What does it hold for the world of innovations?

It seems that 2017 will be a year where we tend to value our time as never before: stores may follow the example of Amazon and introduce sales-points without any queues, while Rinspeed Oasis will dominate the market with self-driving cars that can be your office or home. No more wasting time in traffic jams or waiting for public transportation.

Need of humanity is going to be met with the other trend, which is around Virtual and Augmented Realities and 3D Printing. Augmented Reality with 7D Holograms may replace Zoos. Augmented Reality is taking a step forward in education, particularly in anatomy. 3D Printing Technology will enable patients having problems swallowing to have visually tempting food that melts already in the mouth. These are only a few expected innovations for 2017.

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