Future Technology in Transportation
Howdy, my name is Josh Davis and I am a senior, Supply Chain Management major at Texas A&M University. I started my time as a Business Development Intern this past June, and am continuing this awesome experience into next semester. Learning more about the construction industry, and technology in general, has been really cool for me. One of my favorite parts about working at JBKnowledge is that I am exposed to some awesome tech toys like 3D printers, drones and the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Interacting with these emerging products makes me excited for what the future of technology holds, and also curious about what crazy things I will get to witness in my lifetime.
This past semester, Texas A&M gave me the amazing opportunity to study abroad for five months in Jonkoping, Sweden where I studied international business. I also traveled to eight European countries with friends from all over the world. This experience really ignited my hopes to travel throughout my life, but one problem is that most of our current transportation technologies are expensive, damaging to the environment and usually a hassle.
If I were able to create a revolutionary piece of technology, it would be a new way for people to travel from point A to point B more efficiently and with less of a negative impact to the environment. Creating a new method of transportation is not an easy task and would require a lot of thinking outside the box and looking at things from a different angle. One thing that I observed during my time abroad is the better use of public transportation in other countries. My new technology would be a public transportation system, linking major cities at high speeds.
Some of the world’s most innovative thinkers are already starting to look at how we can create the transportation system of the future, including Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk. He has a vision for a train-like system called the Hyperloop, which can reach speeds of more than 700 miles per hour. What started as a sci-fi sounding theory in 2013 has recently become much more serious, with close to 400 scientists and engineers working on the project.
An ultra-fast, clean method of transportation would change the world in many ways. First, it would allow for the reduction of urban congestion by eliminating the need for a lot of cars, which is a huge problem in big cities. The reduction of cars would not only eliminate gridlock, but it would also reduce pollution and carbon emission into our atmosphere. Providing a fast, cheap transportation network would also allow people, who previously couldn’t due to financial restrictions, to travel and see the world. I believe that experiencing new places and cultures is a really important thing to do, and this new technology would definitely make that possible for a lot more people.
My time at JBKnowledge has really made me more curious about technology and how it will affect us all even more in the future. It is exciting to work in a place where people are passionate about technology and constantly looking at ways to innovate in multiple industries. I am really looking forward to the rest of my time at JBKnowledge and can’t wait to learn even more!