HyperDrive

HyperDrive

BBC presenter and trained engineer Jack Stewart sorts solar planes from magnetic trains, offering you a guide to the vehicles and transport technologies of tomorrow.
12 Videos
HyperDrive - Maglevs - The Floating Future of Trains

Maglevs - The Floating Future of Trains

They have been promised for decades, but is it now finally the time for magnetic levitation (maglev) trains to hit the mainstream?
BBC Future
HyperDrive - NASA Dryden - Flying Planes of the Imagination

NASA Dryden - Flying Planes of the Imagination

Behind the sliding, sand-coloured doors of a vast hangar in the Californian desert, north of Los Angeles, the US space agency houses some of its cutting edge vehicles. But these vehicles are not NASA rockets or rovers.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Inside NASA’s Hurricane Drone Lab

Inside NASA’s Hurricane Drone Lab

Take a behind the scenes tour of the US space agency's unmanned aerial vehicle programme.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Are Smart Cars Driving Us to Distraction?

Are Smart Cars Driving Us to Distraction?

Hi-tech features from sat-navs to voice-activated music systems are designed to help drivers, but scientists are discovering how distracting they are too.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - How X-ray Vision Will Fuel Better Car Engines

How X-ray Vision Will Fuel Better Car Engines

Particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider don’t just answer life’s big questions, they could also reveal how to make our cars much more efficient.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Inside the Interstellar Spaceship Factory

Inside the Interstellar Spaceship Factory

Director Christopher Nolan went to great lengths to make the spaceships in sci-fi epic Interstellar as realistic as possible. Jack Stewart takes a peek to learn their cosmic secrets.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Is This The Year That Green Racing Finally Takes Off?

Is This The Year That Green Racing Finally Takes Off?

Promises of a green racing revolution have yet to materialise, in part because of the need to convince fans environmentally friendly cars can also be fast and exciting. Jack Stewart test drives a car that aims to change this.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - The Dawn of the Plastic Car

The Dawn of the Plastic Car

Printing the parts of a car and building it yourself sounds like pure fantasy. But one US lab has done just that. Jack Stewart investigates.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Robot Racing Car Aims for Pole Position

Robot Racing Car Aims for Pole Position

Meet the 120mph sports car that thunders around tracks without any help from a driver.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Inside the World’s Biggest Wind Tunnel

Inside the World’s Biggest Wind Tunnel

Imagine a wind tunnel so large that a real airliner can be placed inside and buffeted by 100mph winds. BBC Future’s Jack Stewart investigates.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Lighter-Than-Air Craft Rise Again

Lighter-Than-Air Craft Rise Again

A behind the scenes look at the project to build a radical new airship that could soon criscross our skies.
BBC Future
HyperDrive - Lit Motors - Super-Shrinking the City Car

Lit Motors - Super-Shrinking the City Car

One company wants to reinvent urban transportation by developing a fully enclosed, two-wheeled electric vehicle that puts less car and more people on the road.
BBC Future