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Clip-Air Aims to Turn Trains into Planes

4 years ago2.8K views

GeoBeats

Geo Beats

Clip-Air's new modular transportation design eliminates the train to plane trek. In their plan, the train becomes the plane, as train cars snap onto the wings and become the plane’s fuselage.

As if getting through an airport isn’t often irritating enough, the journey is typically sandwiched between layers of other annoying transits and transfers.

Clip-Air is hoping to be the travel superhero coming to your rescue. Their new modular transportation design eliminates the train to plane trek.

In their plan, the train becomes the plane. The train cars snap onto the wings and become the plane’s fuselage.

Their design fits three cars per set of wings, requiring fewer planes in the air to move the same amount of people. It also means that underbooked flights could use one of the compartments to haul cargo, negating the waste that results from empty space.

Passenger pick-ups and drop-offs would happen by rail and each train stop would handle security matters for both the land and air portions of the trip.

Overhauling transportation systems on a global level takes some time, and the Clip-Air developers acknowledge that theirs is a very long-term project.

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