Until this year, terrific-looking flying cars were the stuff of sci-fi films like β€œBack to the Future”, β€œStar Wars” and β€œBlade Runner.” But in July, the first prototype flying vehicle completed its first inter-city flight lasting 35 minutes. πŸš—βœ¨πŸ‘‡ euronews.com/next/2021/07/02…
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You might not be driving a flying car soon, but you could be a passenger in one! πŸš• In June, @volocopter began test flights for its air taxis in Paris, where the flying vehicles could be used for the Olympic Games taking place in the French capital in 2024. πŸ‡«πŸ‡·
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We’ve been dreaming of flying like Iron Man for a while - but now we’re a step closer to actually being able to.
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Jet suits were invented by Richard Browning in 2016 - but this year were officially tested by the British Royal Marines to see if they could be used in anti-piracy missions at sea. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‘‡ euronews.com/next/2021/05/28…
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In terms of achievements, we can pat ourselves on the back when it comes to space explorations. πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ 130 space missions took off this year, with three reaching Mars! And space tourism is now a thing (if you can afford it). πŸš€

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2021 year has also been a year of climate breakdowns - and mobility has been taking note. 🌍 The future of transport is now striving for sustainability - and the pandemic might have brought about the opportunity to make drastic changes to urban mobility. πŸ™οΈ
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"Never waste a good crisis." With this adage in mind, France took the chance to propose its idea for a β€œ15-minute city” - a place where all our basic needs should be met within a 15-minute walk or cycle from our home. πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸš΄πŸ‘‡ euronews.com/next/2021/09/16…
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A car-free future is also what Barcelona dreams of. πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ This year, the city unveiled plans to convert 21 streets - totalling 33 km in the heart of the city - into pedestrian green spaces. πŸšΆπŸŒ³πŸ‘‡ euronews.com/next/2021/08/04…
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While in Germany, the city of Heidelberg has bought a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled buses, built a network of bicycle "highways" and offered those willing to give up their cars free public transport for a year. πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ🚌
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For the train enthusiasts out there, the EU announced good news this year. 🚈 In December, the bloc adopted four proposals that could mean all member states will share a high-speed network between different rail transport providers. πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ‘‡ euronews.com/next/2021/12/15…
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