Congestion on urban roadways and highways seems to be an ongoing issue in urban centres and large metropolises regardless of newly built infrastructure, roadway expansions, traffic light syncing, in addition to any number of other alterations that can be made to attempt to ease traffic flow.
One major concern in high density areas, is the timeframe in which emergency service vehicles can reach their destination to assist individuals. Heavy congestion creates impassable roadblocks by times, meaning that such vehicles are left to dangerously use shoulders of freeways and sidewalks of inner city streets, creating a dangerous situation for EMS vehicle drivers and pedestrians.
The wave of the future in regards to this particular concern, however, appears to possibly present a sci-fi-like solution that will result in vehicles avoiding any roadway obstructions without endangering any additional pedestrians or drivers.
Russian inventor Dahir Semonov is the genius behind the electric vehicles, known as gyroscopic transportation vehicles. The pods are fitted with telescopic legs that are intended to rise above the traffic-filled roadways and pedestrian congestion below, allowing the futuristic-looking vehicles to move freely around using monorails that are to be placed in roadway medians.
In addition to emergency vehicles, Semonov is set to begin building a prototype of a vehicle that will be used in the same fashion, for public transit. The inventor is hopeful that investors worldwide will see the benefit in building his designs and making them a reality.
The released video models, introducing the world to the possible future of public and emergency service transportation, demonstrates how the vehicles manoeuvre on just two wheels with great ease. The cabin on public transit vehicle models, within which commuters are seated, are self-balancing and controlled with a joy stick. A glass dome covers the cabin for commuters to enjoy light and bright surroundings while making their way to their end destinations. The vehicles additionally produce no audible noise and are outfitted with comfortable seating.
As to how the vehicles are intended to run, solar panels on top of the vehicles are connected to two generators and a back-up battery, which will work to provide continuous power while maintaining continual motion of the gyroscopes. One safety concern, however, is that if those gyroscopes do stop spinning, danger is eminent for anyone on board.
Despite such concerns, the gyroscopic transportation models have massive potential and feasibility. While the design proposes an economically efficient mode of transportation, it would ease bus congestion on highways and road ways, while also improving the timeframe within which emergency vehicles arrive to a scene. The environmentally friendly design just might be a reality on the roads sooner than frustrated commuters know.