We are almost closing the book of 2017. We have seen a lot of improvements for the past years especially in the field of technology. Now that we are about to welcome 2018, we are so very excited to see what’s new and incredible for the years to come.
Let us take your breath away by introducing you to some recent talk-of-the-town plans that may happen in 2018 that will surely be a breakthrough in technology.
1. Elon’s Musk’s Supersonic Hyperloop train
The vision of a supersonic railway by Elon Musk is a step closer to becoming a reality. In 2013, Musk revealed that Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is aiming to build a passenger system seen like never before. Now, the construction of the mph Hyperloop was reported to have started earlier this year 2016. A five-mile test track was reported to be situated around Quay Valley.
The 760mph Hyperloop system will use electricity to drive a train. The tunnel will have no airs to create a low-friction vacuum which will allow higher speeds than regular railways. The HTT staff claimed its development will be rapid.
2. iPhones transition OLED display
As early as the release of iPhone 7, there have been rumors circulating online about how will the iPhone 8 look like. There are various accounts saying that it is likely to adapt the Samsung’s latest Galaxy S8, while some reported that Apple will remain true to its roots while adding some more advanced technology.
Lately, there were speculations in which Apple, Inc. will transition from traditional LCD to OLED. According to a report from Reuters, Japan Display told that it started its mass production of OLED display iPhones for 2018. Japan Display is the main supplier of LCDs to Apple, reports said. (Know what things to consider before buying a phone here.)
Many rumors say that this will be a breakthrough in the smartphone industry and will launch perfectly the iPhone 8.
3. Rise of Electric Cars
There were already models of electric cars roaming around your cities now. But according to Reuters, Tesla Motors, Inc. is said to step up its production for the upcoming Model 3 mass-market sedans. They will build at least 500,000 electric vehicles by 2018. (You can check the incredible cars to arrive this 2018 here.)
This plan was made to achieve their profit target and earn more sales especially they are reported to have a first-quarter net loss in 2016. Apart from their luxury Model S sedan and Model X sport UV, Tesla aims to become prominent in producing electric cars in a matter of years.
4. 3D Printed Cars
Nothing is impossible, right? China has been reported to have invested heavily on very large 3D printers. In fact, China announced last June 2014 that they have a gigantic 3D printer which they claim is the world’s largest. Further, there are rumors that China will launch a car made through their gigantic 3D printer. Although there have been no factual reports to support this, this is very not impossible considering how advanced the technology in China is.
Do you think all of these can happen? You decide.