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Timeline of Transportation Technology




2022

Quantifying the External Costs of Vehicle Use






2022

Eco-design of future reusable launchers






2022, August

rail line entirely run by hydrogen-powered trains



Germany



2021, November

autonomous cargo ship

MV Yara Birkeland

Norway



2021, October

autonomous vessels

Roboats

Amsterdam, Netherlands



2021, October

automated, driverless train

Digital S-Bahn Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany



early 2020s

autonomous buses






early 2020s

public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic






2020, July

Google began including bike share systems

Google Maps

United States



2020, September 25

flight of a hydrogen fuel cell plane

ZeroAvia

United Kingdom



2019, December 30

high-speed rail service capable of driverless automation

CR400BF-C 'Fuxing Hao'

China



2019, December 5

Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit



China



2018, September 16

hydrogen-powered passenger train

Alstom Coradia LINT

Lower Saxony, Germany



2018

Ion-propelled aircraft

MIT EAD Airframe Version 2

United States



2018

hydrogen fuel cell car

Toyota Mirai

Japan



2018

driverless trams

Combino

Potsdam, Germany



2017

low-floor tram Ground-level power supply

TramWave

Zhuhai, China



2016, September 29

hydrogen fuel cell powered passenger aircraft flight

DLR HY4

Germany



2015

autonomous bus

Navya Autonom Shuttle

Israel



2015

hydrogen fuel cell vehicle tramcar

China South Rail Corporation

Qingdao, China



2013, February

Self-balancing scooter

Shane Chen

United States



2010, May 20

solar sail propulsion

IKAROS

Japan



2010

Personal Rapid Transit system

ULTra

London, United Kingdom