By David Brown | USA Today
Picture yourself shooting across the country in a levitating pod or hovering above traffic in a drone.
Imagine a time when daily commutes times are cut in half, or when you don’t have to own or operate a car at all to get to your destination.
Those types of transportation options are projected to be available by the year 2030 thanks to improvements in electric battery power, internet connectivity and next-level automation.
“Transportation planning has always been around how to get a vehicle from place to place using roads and traffic lights. But that’s changing,” said Thom Rickert, a risk and insurance specialist at Trident Public Risk Solutions.