North Carolina: Charlotte to Raleigh in 22 minutes inside a pod?

Imagine travelling from Raleigh to Charlotte in about 22 minutes; not by train, plane or car, but instead in a pod, transported through an almost friction-free tunnel. This concept is under experimentation right now, as nearly 1,000 learned last week at the N.C. Transportation Summit.

Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation and NC Go!, this day and a half event presented some innovative concepts for future travel, including the aforementioned tunnel and pod, as well as other options being tested, like self-driving or autonomous vehicles, drones and even personal scooters.