The future of passenger transportation is undoubtedly very interesting for us. We have already been offered ideas of high-speed vacuum trains moving at a speed of more than 1000 kilometers per hour, concepts of autonomous aircraft that will be used as personal taxis, as well as passenger aircraft capable of speeding up to 5 times the speed of sound. We were even promised rockets, which will be used to transport people from one city to another in the world. If you think that engineers have run out of insane ideas, then you are mistaken.
Meet the newcomer – the company Akka Technologies with its concept of a “flying train”. The idea of the concept Link & Fly calls for making air transportation as simple as, say, a trip on the metro. Why waste time on transplanting from one vehicle to another on the way to the airport, if you can just go to the nearest railway station and get into a special passenger car that takes you straight to the airport? There, the car will be taken to the runway and docked to a carrying aircraft, which will take you to the place you need. Upon arrival, the car (fuselage) will undock from the carrier and will be taken to the local railway station from where you can continue your journey.