Your commute to work, to school or to the store may seem like standard everyday events, but for Zong Tian, a professor in the University of Nevada, Reno’s civil and environmental engineering department, it is anything but standard. His work can help drivers have a better commute. Working jointly with the Beijing Institute of Technology, China, Tian oversaw the architectural design for the University’s Physical Arterial Signal Simulation, or PASS system: a state-of-the-art traffic simulator specific to the Reno area.
Hyperloop One has continually been making progress to actually realize the concept that was dreamed up by innovator Elon Musk in a three-year-old blog post. The company’s building a high-speed transportation system which would be enabled people to zip through a near vacuum pipe while sitting in pod-like coaches, at speeds way higher than airplanes. With regards to the same, the company has a couple of announcements.
The Northern Nevada economy is growing after years of economic decline and soft recovery since the Great Recession of 2008 through 2010. In the years following such harsh economic reality, it would be easy for local jurisdictions throughout Northern Nevada to think and act inward. Instead, the region has grown increasingly interconnected.
The future of transportation is arriving fast — in particular, at 0 to 400 miles per hour in mere seconds. The minds behind Hyperloop One were able to successfully demonstrate its core technology, although it’s not exactly a giant leap closer to traveling between cities at a rate faster than an airplane.
Anthony Levandowski is one tall dude. Easily standing above 6 feet, the software engineer’s towering stature belied a surprisingly soft voice that occasionally revealed a geeky awkwardness as he spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the recent Governor’s Conference on Small Business in Reno. Despite his lack of a salesman’s silver tongue — or […]