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Transport’s innovation problem: Why haven’t flying cars taken off?

Transport’s innovation problem: Why haven’t flying cars taken off?
Transport’s innovation problem: Why haven’t flying cars taken off?
Flying cars in The Jetsons and Back to the Future, or Star Trek’s spaceships and teleportation, may have captured the imagination decades ago, but most current methods of transport have been around a long time.

So why has there been so little recent innovation in transport? And will the latest batch of proposed driverless cars, levitating trains and electric aircraft actually make a serious breakthrough?
transport, innovation, future of transport
Preston, John
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Waterson, Ben
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Preston, John
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Waterson, Ben
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Preston, John and Waterson, Ben (2015) Transport’s innovation problem: Why haven’t flying cars taken off? The Conversation.

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Flying cars in The Jetsons and Back to the Future, or Star Trek’s spaceships and teleportation, may have captured the imagination decades ago, but most current methods of transport have been around a long time.

So why has there been so little recent innovation in transport? And will the latest batch of proposed driverless cars, levitating trains and electric aircraft actually make a serious breakthrough?

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Published date: August 2015
Keywords: transport, innovation, future of transport
Organisations: Transportation Group

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Local EPrints ID: 381547
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381547
PURE UUID: be63a9d1-5f7b-4cb8-b26f-6c4196eb85a2
ORCID for John Preston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-049X
ORCID for Ben Waterson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9817-7119

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 2015 13:01
Last modified: 14 Jul 2020 00:30

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