From quiet supersonic jets to mile-high skyscrapers, futuristic urban concepts all have but two common themes: saving time and maximizing space.


Though ahead of its time, the Chinese concept train is designed to carry passengers without ever having the need to stop during pick-up and drop-off intervals. Instead, passengers enter a standby compartment on a platform to wait for the oncoming train, which, upon approaching the station, releases its current load of compartments and latches onto the other one on standby a few meters down the line.

Such a smooth interval saves loading and unloading time because passengers simply enter and take their seats before the train approaches. The amount of time saved — about one to two minutes per station — may seem negligible, but add that all up and it could mean several hours saved per week. And when it comes to transportation, time saved means more passengers served.

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