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In the past year, a Futurist SeaBubbles launched a brave groundbreaking project to revolutionise city transport: a system of self-contained, egg-shaped river buses fitted with hydrofoil boats that will be delivered to towns along the world's main inland routes. As you can see, this thing is flying above the sea floor.
These ships float almost centimetres above the surface, thanks to a similar physical phenomena that drives the record-breaking Hydroptere sailing yacht in the sky. Up to the summers of this year the founder wants to have over a dozen ships at the Seine in Paris. Bringdal emailed Bringdal explaining that the vessel shown in the tape is their first full-size model, which they use as a test rig to find the best angles for the foil fastened to the vessel's body to accurately zero the centre of mass.
At one point, as you can see in the movie, the prototypes tilt to the side in a dangerous way, underlining the importance of having the right balance point. SeeBubbles will have no good fortune in locating people if its ships are too dangerous or if people get sea sick. Attached to the fuselages, the films help decrease air resistance and allow the "bubbles" to move around a town in the sea at speeds of up to 30 kts.
Up to five people and one chauffeur can be transported, although the company owners are hoping that they will finally have a self-propelled system. Ships are greeted by a smart-phone application like Uber, with which the company owners say they have talked to them about a possible partnership. They have also been meeting with major leaders from around the world to bring their boats to various towns.
Both Bringdal and Thebault must construct a working model, attract investment, persuade municipal officers to be allowed to operate along their navigable routes, and construct an application for people.