Published on January 17th, 2014 | by Jenny Corteza0
3 Ways Travel Technology Will Change In 2014
If you love technology and travel, you’re in luck. We’re going to look at three very specific ways that travel technology is going to change in 2014 and coming years. Mankind has come a long way since the invention of the wheel and even the invention of the internal combustion engine. The future is even brighter as tech geniuses come up with new ways to make travel easier, safer, and more enjoyable.
3 Ways Travel Tech Will Change
Let’s break it down and look at three specific ways that travel technology is going to be changing in 2014 and beyond. The good news is that as technology makes travel easier, prices are going to come down as well. This may really open the world up to a lot of people who want to travel. First, let’s look at the changes on the horizon. You’ve probably heard about some of these, but we want to go into a little more detail.
- Auto Driving Cars
This may sound farfetched, but it’s actually already available. Google and others have come up with automobiles that drive themselves. While they’re not in mass circulation yet, there’s a good chance that laws and regulations for them will start to be looked at in 2014 and beyond. This will lead to this becoming an easy way to travel from one part of the country to another – while doing something else.
- Fuel Economy
Whether it’s better gas mileage from gasoline engines, hybrids or even electric vehicles, fuel economy has gotten quite a bit better over the last couple years. This trend is going to continue in 2014 and may even lead us to vehicles that get close to 100 miles per gallon. This may seem far fetched, but as the reality of Peak Oil is studied, it’s obvious that something is going to have to be done to maintain the current lifestyle some people around the world enjoy.
- Carbon Fiber
In the past, airplanes, trains and cars and trucks were made out of sheet metal. These days, carbon fibers that are stronger than steel but lighter are being developed. As these begin to be used more in aircraft and vehicle design, it’s going to help increase fuel economy across the board because of the lighter weights. There are limits to how far mankind can take the technology, but the future is very bright when it comes to making vehicles lighter and stronger at the same time.
As mentioned, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard something about the three technologies listed above in the last few months. While all three have come a long way already, many people expect them to advance even more this year. If you know of any other travel technologies that are changing, add a comment below and share with the rest of us.
Jenny wants to rent a holiday apartment from Casamundo because she’s heard a lot of good things about them on the Internet. Her other hobbies are reading novels. playing badminton and learning mathematics.
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