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Bridge City – Does Hamburg Really Have More Bridges Than Venice?

People from Hamburg claim that it has more bridges than Venice. Is this really true? Find out how we can quickly answer this question using Open Street Map and the Overpass API.

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Hydrofoils – Past and Future of Fast Passenger Ships

Hydrofoils can reach speeds of up to 100km/h on the water. But they are mainly used in Russia. Why is it that this interesting mode of transportation had its greatest success in the days of the Soviet Union, and what does the future hold for high-speed hydrofoil vessels? Read more in this article.

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Transport System Bögl – The Future of Maglev Trains?

Maglev trains are a transportation technology that seems to be on the verge of a breakthrough for many decades now. While the Transrapid has failed and the Hyperloop is still in its infancy, the company Max Bögl is working on a completely new version, the Transport System Bögl. We could visit their test tracks in the town of Sengenthal. In this article, we share what we learned about this fascinating new mode of transportation and the opportunities and risks for its widespread adoption.

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Pipedream – The Underground Delivery Revolution?

Imagine ordering food at your favorite restaurant and having it show up at your office or living room a few minutes later. This is the idea of Pipedream Labs, who want to connect restaurants, supermarkets and homes with an underground delivery system.

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Transportation News CW52/2023

Here is my very last transportation news of the year 2023. Read about buses that generate parking tickets and also about some new underground news.

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Self-Driving Wagons – The Future of Rail Freight?

An American startup is on a mission to change rail freight forever. They want to introduce self-driving, autonomous freight cars. The idea is to make rail freight more flexible and cost-effective, and to get more freight on the rails. Let’s take a look at what the future of freight could look like.