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    10 Future Vehicles | Technology We Wish Was Around Today

    September 7, 2019


    – [Narrator] Number ten, when you hear the term electric car, do you picture one like this? If not, then it’s time to
    start thinking outside the box. The Trezor was revealed at
    the 2016 Paris Motor Show. This work of art is composed
    of a carbon weave bodywork that resembles snakeskin. The contrasting red windows and
    interior add to an aesthetic that lets you know there’s more to this than a typical sports car. There are no conventional doors, instead one has to raise the roof to access the two-seat cabin. The dashboard itself is
    a curved OLED display with most of the vehicles
    functions maintained via touchscreens on the steering wheel. The placement of the two batteries, one in the front and one in the back, helps with weight distribution. The motor puts out 350 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of
    torque to take the Trezor from zero to 62 miles per
    hour in under four seconds. Renault has said this vehicle
    will remain a concept only. The good news is that
    they plan to include some of the design elements
    and future vehicles. One can hope that it still
    looks this good when they do so. Number nine, powering up while you’re parked is the defacto method for charging electric cars. The downside is the
    charging stations take time and sometimes aren’t free to use, but what if you could charge
    your car while driving. Qualcomm’s Halo conceptualizes what the future of
    wireless charging may be. The technology is embedded in roadways and parking spots, making
    it possible to power up without a cable. It uses a high-powered,
    resonant, magnetic, inductive energy transfer. The energy is delivered over an air gap to two pads located under the vehicle, but unlike other inductive chargers, the units don’t need to be touching or even close to one another. In fact, the charging
    unit’s multi-coil design will even charge the vehicle
    if the pads are misaligned. Qualcomm anticipates
    wireless electric charging to become standard on
    most production vehicles in the next two to three years. Considering I won’t have to stop for gas, I should start planning my next road trip. (light electronic music) Number eight, this
    energy-efficient electric vehicle is called, Zbee, but
    unlike the Honey Zbee, it doesn’t make a buzzing noise. Yeah, that was the corniest
    joke you’ll hear, ever. This entry by Swedish
    company, Clean Motion first saw the light in 2010. It’s made strictly for short
    distance transportation, is weather protected and can carry up to two passengers with luggage. The total weight of 600
    pounds makes for a vehicle that is nimble and agile in traffic while the small size allows
    for a total of up to three in a single parking space. The electric motor can go
    up to 28 miles per hour. The battery can recharge in 20 minutes using the included rapid charger. It’s estimated use is
    about four kilowatt hours of electricity for 62 miles with a total range of about 31 miles. This translates to about
    seven percent of the energy that a normal gas-powered car would use. In my opinion, the Zbee is
    one of many small pieces of the eco-friendly
    solution the world needs. Number seven, the taxi
    service industry has been in a not-so-subtle revolution
    since its beginnings with the horse and buggy. so it was only a matter of
    time before it left the ground to pursue loftier goals. A German company named Lilium has developed the world’s
    first electric jet that employs a vertical
    takeoff and landing. They call it, drumroll
    please, the Lilium Jet. The jet consists of a rigid winged body with 12 flaps carrying three
    electric jet engines each. Depending on the flight mode,
    the flaps tilt to allow thrust while the necessary lift
    is provided by the wings. The expected range is 186 miles with the top speed of 186 miles per hour. Lilium hopes to use its Jets
    to provide faster access when traveling within the city by employing a network of landing pads in central places for passenger transfer. For now, you’ll have to keep hailing a cab as the company doesn’t expect to go fully operational until 2025. Hey everyone, be sure to like,
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    videos from Minds Eye Design. Number six, the word
    Shaddai actually translates to the omnipotent. Considering the designers main
    concept was extreme power, it seems that the name fits perfectly. This 492 foot long
    behemoth has been called the most outrageous yacht in the world and it hasn’t even been built yet. Unfortunately, no details
    are really known at this time as the layout will be dependent
    on the needs of the buyer, but what we do know is that
    the lower deck will be composed of a 2,700 square foot beach club, complete with a pool and an aquarium. There’s also a starboard terrace
    that opens out of the side. Above that is the aft main
    deck with an infinity pool that has a waterfall feeding
    the pool and the deck below. The master cabin is elevated
    125 feet above the water. It has its own terrace
    with a bar, dining area and an infinity pool. Although it won’t be the
    largest or the most expensive at an estimated 250 million, it will offer the most unique
    view of the ocean available. Number five, if you ever wondered
    how cities like New York, Chicago and LA we’re going to
    handle their traffic problems in the future, it’s a safe
    assumption it would be like this. The Dahir Insaat corporation has designed this futuristic concept of mass public transport
    in urban settings. It’s called the Gyro Monorail and it is exactly what it looks like. A self-balancing, dome-shaped
    cabin on two wheels. It would still have the option
    of extra wheels if needed as well as being height adjustable. Crowded streets wouldn’t
    be an issue either as the monorail would
    run on lane separators that would work like tracks for a train. As you can see from the video,
    the uses could easily apply to more than just public
    transportation with emergency and medical personnel benefiting as well. Although it’s still just a concept and might never see production, it’s definitely one of
    the more clever approaches to the traffic congestion facing some of the world’s bigger cities. Number four, Uniti Sweden recently paired with industrial giant Siemens to develop its first electric car. It was designed specifically for the city with high performance and agility in mind. The company claims to
    have the world’s largest and most advanced
    interactive heads-up display in the windshield. In addition, the designers digitized almost all the interaction points to make the car as intuitive as possible. In keeping with the
    idea of sustainability, the body is made from a
    recyclable carbon fiber with an interior created
    from organic deposits. The car itself will be available in a two, four or five seat model. The electric motor provides a top speed of up to 81 miles per hour. The auxiliary battery can be
    charged in about 10 minutes for a quick 20-mile trip with a main battery
    that can provide a range of up to 186 miles. Uniti plans a delivery date
    of 2019 with prices ranging from 18,500 to 24,800 dollars. Number three, every time I
    see a car like this I think, it’s a sports car and it’s electric, why did I buy a Prius? But you don’t want to hear that story. Instead, we’re gonna talk
    about the Quantino 48Volt. This car runs on what
    is basically saltwater, but let me clarify, it’s
    still an all-electric car. The liquid is actually called bi-ion. It’s put into a tank like
    a conventional gasoline and the car processes it
    to power the batteries. The motor itself puts out a 108 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of
    torque with a top speed of 122 miles per hour. The car average is about
    28 miles per gallon. The tank will hold roughly 50 gallons so you’re looking at a total
    distance of about 1,400 miles. The manufacturers are guaranteeing at least 50,000 operating
    hours from the technology, that equates to a theoretical distance of about 1.55 million miles. Yeah, a sports car,
    all-electric, billions of miles. Did I mention I bought a Prius? Number two, I’m sure there’s
    not one of us out there who haven’t day dreamed of being able to make ourselves invisible. Apparently, a defense
    firm in Poland has made that dream a reality
    with their newest weapon, the PL-01 Stealth Tank. The tank was designed
    by a company named Obrum who develop and manufacture weapon systems for the Polish Armed Forces and though it’s referred to as invisible, it can’t actually disappear from sight. The term is used loosely
    because of its ability to mask itself from infrared
    and radar detection. The stealth technology comes from special temperature-controlled, hexagon-shaped wafers that cover the tank. They allow it to blend in
    with the infrared signature of the surroundings and
    can even be manipulated to make the tank look like a
    smaller vehicle such as a car. The engine exhaust is cooled to lower the infrared signature. The whole thing is also
    covered with a special material that absorbs radio waves. Mass production is
    expected sometime in 2018. So what’s your favorite gonna be? The yacht, the jet, the
    tank or one of the cars. Let us know in the comments
    which one you’d like sitting in front of your house. (light electronic music) Number one, The Mill, a
    digital effects company in London has created the world’s first, fully adjustable car rig
    that can alter its chassis and match the look of any car. The car is called the Blackbird. It took two years to build and was created in the same hangar as the SR-71 blackbird. It can be lengthened by up to four feet, widen by up to 10 inches and the wheels and suspension can be changed to match the car it’s mimicking, plus the electric motor can be programmed to emulate different
    driving characteristics. It’s then outfitted with 360
    degree cameras that allow it to be filmed while
    impersonating a specific car. CGI is then used to provide an overlay to turn it into that vehicle. The original reason for
    creating the car was so advertisers could
    shoot a car commercial without having to worry
    about securing the real thing on location or the threat of
    damage to an exotic vehicle. If you’re wondering how
    possible this actually is, go check out the Mills gallery of ad shots for major car makers that show just how
    realistic the Blackbird is. (light electronic music) – Hey guys, this is Kathy. I hop you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments
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    Superb Model Railway made by French Railroad Enthusiasts
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    Superb Model Railway made by French Railroad Enthusiasts

    August 24, 2019


    Today, we are going to
    make a journey to France. At the great model railway exhibition
    in Leipzig, Germany, the French model railroad club “Amis du Rail 67” presented
    its beautiful layout built in HO scale. On the modular railway
    layout, there are one large railway line in
    HO scale, two railway lines in narrow gauge,
    and a miniature street for vehicles of the
    famous Faller Car system. The whole display takes approximately 15
    meters in length and 5 meters in width. [ Music ] Pilentum was absolutely
    fascinated by the good work, how buildings and trees and the
    landscape were modeled. Furthermore, the background
    consists of a beautiful painting. I guess, the background image
    was painted by Patrice Hamm, a famous artist
    in railway modelling. The model railroading club and its members
    created a very special atmosphere: The landscape is not
    overcrowded with gimmicks. It is a simple, but very
    beautiful landscape including a small town with
    half-timbered buildings. But the most important thing, of
    course, is the rail transport traffic. On the main line of the railway we
    can discover a lot of the finest steam locomotives and steam trains
    used by the French State Railway. [ Music ] There are also some diesel locomotives and,
    for example, the famous French railcar. Therefore, there is no catenary,
    because the French model railroaders do not prefer high-speed trains, only
    steam trains and freight trains. On the two narrow-gauge lines some ugly model
    trains running on two independent loops. Mostly, there are railcars for passenger
    traffic running between the small villages. Finally, there is also a
    miniature car system. There are trucks and buses driving
    behind the railway lines. So, let’s enjoy this superb model railway
    made by French railroad enthusiasts. [ Music ] [ Music ] [ Music ]

    Blaze The Fire Truck | Road Rangers | Cartoon Shows for Children by Kids Channel
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    Blaze The Fire Truck | Road Rangers | Cartoon Shows for Children by Kids Channel

    August 22, 2019


    “Look, it’s Blaze the Fire Truck!” No more fire No more fires Feel the water spray Blaze the fire truck is here to Wash the flames away No more fire No more fires Feel the water spray Blaze the fire truck is here to Wash the flames away “Isn’t Blaze the fire truck so brave!” No more fire No more fires Feel the water spray Blaze the fire truck is here to Wash the flames away No more fire No more fires Feel the water spray Blaze the fire truck is here to Wash the flames away “Look at Blaze hose those flames out! Isn’t he wonderful” No more fire No more fires Feel the water spray Blaze the fire truck is here to Wash the flames away No more fire No more fires Feel the water spray Blaze the fire truck is here to Wash the flames away “With Blaze the fire truck around, the whole city feels so safe!” “Meet Mr. Sawyer, the Tow Truck!” Are you out of your luck Do you need a tow truck I can tow you away I’m Tow Truck Sawyer Are you stuck in a ditch Nary moving an inch I can tow you away In a pinch “If you need any help, call Tow Truck Sawyer!” I am strong as on ox I can move mounds of rocks Just remember my name I’m Tow Truck Sawyer Don’t you worry a bit Even I must admit I’m a smashing big hit Mighty fit “Sawyer is my name, strength is my game!” Are you out of your luck Do you need a tow truck I can tow you away I’m Tow Truck Sawyer Are you stuck in a ditch Nary moving an inch I can tow you away In a pinch “If you need help, just call Tow Truck Sawyer!” “I’m the sheriff of the town. And I take care of my people!” I’m the Sheriff of the town I go driving down the highway Keeping peace is my job I go making things okay just Turning on my siren and go (Vooo vooo vooo voooo) Sheriff is here now Sheriff will patrol around Sheriff is here now I’m the Sheriff I’ll protect the town Criminals be beware now I can spot you from a mile away I take care of my town I go making things okay just Turning on my siren and go (Vooo vooo vooo voooo) Sheriff is here now Sheriff will patrol around Sheriff is here now I’m the Sheriff I’ll protect the town I’m the Sheriff of the town I go driving down the highway Keeping peace is my job I go making things okay just Turning on my siren and go (Vooo vooo vooo voooo) Sheriff is here now Sheriff will patrol around Sheriff is here now I’m the Sheriff I’ll protect the town “I’m the sheriff of the town. And I take care of my people!”

    Officials discuss railroad crossing safety during Rail Safety Week
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    Officials discuss railroad crossing safety during Rail Safety Week

    August 11, 2019


    ALMOST EVERY DAY – BUT WHAT WE DON’T REALIZE IS JUST HOW DANGEROUS THESE rtINTERSECTIONS CAN ACTUALLY BE. THE NOW’S MCKENZIE NELSON REVEALS SOME STARTLING NUMBERS THAT MIGHT HAVE YOU HITTING THE BRAKES. Amanda Kresyman- Works near 135th St. & Holmes Rd. Richard Green- KCMO rtPolice Officer AMANDA KRESYMAN SEES IT HAPPEN AS SHE SITS JUST FEET AWAY IN HER OFFICE. Amanda Kresyman- Works near 135th St. & Holmes Rd. “It’s definitely been some instances where you knew something could have happened if it would have rtbeen an inch closer.” FOR NEARLY 10 YEARS, AMANDA HAS WORKED NEXT TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS AT 135TH STREET AND HOLMES ROAD. SHE SAYS EVERY DAY rtSHE’LL HEAR THIS SOUND FOLLOWED BY SCREECHING TIRES. Kresyman “All of the sudden with my back to the window, I will hear somebody slamming on their brakes because they didn’t realize a train was coming or maybe rtthought they’d be able to beat it.” DRIVERS WHO AREN’T PUMPING THE BRAKES – ARE UNFORTUNATELY PUSHING THE GAS-AND PUTTING THEMSELVES RIGHT IN HARM’S WAY. Kresyman “You see people driving around the sticks that drop rtdown and it just seems so dangerous.” THIS WEEK MARKS THE FIRST U-S RAIL SAFETY WEEK. Richard Green- KCMO Police Officer “Safety going across the railroad tracks, how to approach and how to keep yourself safe.” MISSrtOURI OPERATION LIFE SAVER, AMTRAK AND LOCAL POLICE ARE TEAMING UP TO RAISE AWARENESS AND ENFORCE RAILROAD SAFETY LAWS. Green rt”Like the guy in front of you that went through on the red light and the arm coming downrt, he wasn’t supposed to do that. It’s not worth wrecking over.” NATIONALLY – IT HAPPENS ABOUT EVERY 3 HOURS – A PERSON OR CAR BEING HIT BY A TRAIN. Green rt”You’re going to lose a contest against a big train.” THAT’S WHY AMANDA HOPES PEOPLE WILL FOLLOW HER LEAD – AND PRACTICE PATIENCE. Kresyman “Obviously my life is more imporrttant than me being 5 minutes late.” IN KANSAS CITY, I’M MCKENZIE NELSON, THE NOW KC. ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION– IN 2016– MISrtSOURI RANKED IN THE TOP 15 STATES WITH THE MOST DEATHS CAUSED BY TRAINS.

    Bob The Train | street vehicles | transport adventure | 3d rhymes | nursery rhymes | Kids Tv
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    Bob The Train | street vehicles | transport adventure | 3d rhymes | nursery rhymes | Kids Tv

    August 10, 2019


    Hey! I ‘m Bob The Train I drive on the tracks Passengers can sit inside me and travel to far away places I also carry goods from one place to another. Let’s go and meet the other modes of transport! Look, There is a car! Hey Bob! I am going out for a picnic. We’ll see you soon, Bob! Look kids! That’s a police car. What do you do? Mr. Police Car Police men sit inside me to catch thieves! That’s a brave Job, fighting against injustice! Where are you going firetruck? In so much haste There are people trapped in a fire,
    I’m going to save them with the help of firefighters! Look! There comes an ambulance. I’m going to carry the sick and injured people to the hospital. What are you doing garbage truck? I’m collecting garbage! Look there! It’s Forklift and Bulldozer. Hey guys! What are you all doing? Hey Bob!
    I’m helping forklift by moving the obstacles Hi Bob!
    I’m helping with loading and unloading Good work, you guys! Look at the helicopter, fly away. Bye Bob! Hey Tow Truck! What do you do? I tow away the wreck and the disabled cars? I hope you kids had fun learning the different modes of transport!

    Toy Trains in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Model Railroad Museum
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    Toy Trains in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Model Railroad Museum

    August 9, 2019


    [Music]. Today, we are visiting the large model railway
    layout inside the Museum of Hamburg History, Germany. Most people – in the context of Hamburg and
    model railway – are thinking about the great Miniature Wonderland, the largest model railway
    of the world. But many years before, a very large model
    railroad has been built in Hamburg. This model railroad wants to appear anything
    but commercial, but to present the railway history of Hamburg in an educational way. It is the 1 gauge railroad layout built by
    Germany’s first model railroad association in 1949. Let me tell you something about the history
    of this model train layout: The origin of this beautiful layout dates
    back in 1944, when the Director of the Museum of Hamburg History had the idea to establish
    an exhibition of Hamburg’s railway history. In order to show Hamburg’s railway history,
    a large exhibition hall inside the museum was chosen. And, a few years later, the idea of building
    a model railway layout came into reality. The members of Hamburg’s railroad association began to work. But note, this happened immediately after
    the Second World War. And, Germany was destroyed in ruins. Therefore, it is not a surprise that model
    railway friends from Sweden organized nearly 250 square meters of wood panels for the construction
    of the model railroad. After two years of construction, on October, 1949, the first layout of Hamburg’s model railroad was finished. However, over the years, there have been a
    number of smaller and even larger problems, but the analogue railway system was running for more than 40 years without a technical failure. In 1995, many parts of the first layout had
    failures. Locomotives and the rolling stock were also
    affected and had to be modernized. This is not surprising, because the rolling
    stock had travelled almost 6,000 kilometers along the model railway tracks. Anyway, the members of the railroad association
    were able to solve these problems successfully. But there was another big problem: The entire
    cabling of the model railroad had to be modernized. This problem was a disaster, because anyone,
    who builds model railroads, knows that there are numerous electrical cables and power connections
    that have to be installed along the tracks. It is a laborious work to fulfill this electrical
    installation. And, it was even more difficult to modernize
    the old electrical installation completely. But the members of the railroad association
    went to work again to restore the old railway layout. Old tracks were replaced by new tracks. The three-wire alternating power operation
    was switched to the two-wire DC operation. As a result, of course, all locomotives, passenger
    wagons and freight cars had to be retrofitted. Furthermore, the analogue model railroad control
    had to be exchanged. A full digital solution, which we know on
    the market today, was not used at that time, because hundreds or thousands of decoders
    had to be installed inside the rolling stock. But a very good solution was offered at that
    time by the computer-aided model railroad control of the company Gahler & Ringstmeier
    from Germany. With the Gahler & Ringstmeier system defined
    routes are stored for each model train. And, the current position of all available
    model trains is also monitored. However, in December 1996, this mammoth work
    was completed. Years later, the modernization of the railroad
    layout could be continued. New sections, new landscapes, and new railway
    stations were installed. And, the catenary was modernized, too. Finally, today’s concept of the modernized
    and expanded railroad layout, is to present 100 years of railway history in Hamburg, Germany. This includes all trains of passenger and
    freight transport, from Prussian wagons to the new ICE high-speed train. Today, visitors of the Museum of Hamburg History
    enjoy 115 vehicles, including 60 steam locomotives, 13 electric locomotives, 26 diesel locomotives,
    4 electric tramways as well as 12 diesel railcars, and much more. There are 185 passenger cars, and 380 freight
    cars. Since the opening of the model railroad layout
    in October 1949, this model train show was built by members of Hamburg’s model railroad
    association, and today it is still supervised by members of Hamburg’s railroad association. The exhibition takes 600 square meters. The model railway layout itself, has a size
    of 250 square meters. With a track length of more than 1,200 meters,
    there is a lot to discover on the left and right of the railway lines. Please, enjoy these toy trains, and visit
    www.pilentum.org for more information. Thank you.