New York, NY, January 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Trends expert and public speaker Daniel Levine is seeing major changes to the way we travel. Road technology has been slowly morphing for hundreds of years- from dirt tracks to cobblestones to asphalt, with safety amenities like stop lights and warning signs added along the way. Now, a new generation of ideas and technology are coming forward.
“While driving is actually on the downtrend, especially by people under the age of 30, updates are continually being made to transportation systems,” says trends expert Daniel Levine. “Research and personal experiences have lead to a wide variety of ideas to improve safety and efficiency.”
Smart traffic grids are in the works around the world, putting computers to work identifying hazardous conditions and congested highways. With these systems in place, speed limits can be adjusted and traffic patterns changed automatically. In the United Kingdom, a similar system is in place to warn motorists about real-time traffic issues.
In Australia, holographic stop signs are helping warn drivers about road restrictions. Los Angeles has synchronized its traffic lights, which could (theoretically) allow drivers to pass hundreds of intersections without stopping. New connector roads are being built to encourage less driving- using features like high-occupancy-vehicle lanes and high tolls for cars with a single person inside.
Ideas are also in place to alter roadways completely. In South Korea, a fully electrified roadway has been introduced, allowing drivers to commute without using fossil fuels. And a London design firm has proposed an elevated biking system for the British capital, with elevated paths clear of cars and pedestrians.
“As values change and technology improves, these trends are certain to continue,” says Levine. “It remains to be seen how many of these ideas will be implemented on a wide scale, but the very nature of the ideas show an ambition to update the way we commute.”
About Daniel Levine
Daniel Levine is a trends expert and public speaker who focuses on many of the major consumer trends on the market today. He works as a consultant and keynote speaker, giving clients and audience ideas and advice on how to utilize and implement trends in any sector. Learn more at DanielLevine.com
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