This paper briefly elaborates the evolution of global transportation and the frontier of science and technology all around the world for the sake of accurately predicting the trend of desired transport future. Furthermore, accompanied by the upcoming era of artificial intelligence (AI), the author proposed the basic vision towards a desired transport future: safe, sufficient and affordable from the perspective of global ecological stability and human sustainable development. Then three typical emerging technologies towards the desired transport future were proposed subsequently. The three technologies in the coming AI era introduced by the author are autonomous vehicle, Hyperloop and Unmanned Ship respectively. Their operational principle and extended advantages aiming at AI era are also described. Finally, some of the author's unique views and perspectives based on the new coming AI era were further discussed
Papers Presented at the 2018 37th Southern African Transport Conference 9-12 July 2018 Pretoria, South Africa. Theme "Towards a desired transport future: safe, sufficient and affordable".