Trains offer sustainable transportation, especially when they remove CO2.
Buses, too, at least compared with private cars. But the average usage rate of public transportation is only 15% in Europe.
The electric ‘collective’ taxis developed by an Italian startup could soon change all that, because on shared routes, their modules combine together to make buses.
Depending on the desired destinations of passengers, software then calculates which module should go where. Passengers are notified by app and transfer accordingly through the front or rear doors, before modules are decoupled.
Projects are underway in Padova and Dubai. Service modules for food or transporting goods could be on the cards as well.
For the latter, self-driving containers might be on track.