In the future, public transportation is likely to look very differently than it does today. It may contain Hyperloops and driverless shuttles. Hyperloop is concerned, work is scheduled to begin on a $6 billion test track in California within weeks. “The test track will be limited to 160mph with passengers on board but empty carriages will be tested at speeds up to 780mph. G-force in the system would be similar to those experienced by Formula 1 drivers, and tubes would mostly be straight in order to minimise stress and strain.” There are ambitions to role out the technology globally.
Several European companies are providing driverless shuttles. EasyMile’s driverless shuttle rolled out on Singapore and California over the last few weeks.