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Padua is experimenting with the modular shuttle services of public transport tomorrow



The startup we are talking about today is mentioned Next future transport and focuses on the United Arab Emirates, but nevertheless it is very Italian, because of the precision of Padua. And it is exactly in the hometown that, waiting to officially land on theDubai 2020 Expo, Next will start experimenting with the operation of the alternative transport system.

The company, working side by side Paradigm Exponential Hub (Center of innovation for exponential technologies), obtained from the municipality of Padua a loan of 250,000 euros develop (and produce) new local public transport system that the deputy mayor Arturo Lorenzoni has defined "sustainable, flexible, intelligent and adaptable to the needs of the city". The protagonists are the "Shuttle" you see that in the images, of the electric and four-wheeled vehicles able to transport up to 10 people each, next to the driver.

Yes, because for once we do not talk about autonomous driving and an indefinite time horizon, but about a concept of transport that is practically ready for use it adapts to the needs of the city in real time. Each module can in fact move independently of each other, but can if necessary connect to one or more modules to change in a convoy if necessary (the request comes from the smartphones of users, who use a special app to create their own request passage). The system will be commissioned in Dubai in 2020 as a means of transport for Expo visitors Dubai is changing face for Expo 2020: the 10 most amazing projects. already in 2019must start, however experimentation in the Venetian city.


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