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impact of technology on transportation
Transcript of impact of technology on transportation
Traveling to far places took many days and required a lot of effort. When cars were first invented they were not widely used but during the 20th century they became the main way of transport. Cars became more advanced over the years and are continually becoming more complex. Higher mileage and even totally electric cars revolutionized transportation for an average citizen of the great US of A. In 1793, six years after the first successful operation of a steamboat in America, by John Fitch on the Delaware River, Samuel Morey successfully ran the first steamboat on the Connecticut River, But since then boats run on gas engine allowing faster transportation on water. Planes Brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the world's first powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in December of 1903. But we've come a long way.Today jet engines instead of propellers power airplanes. They travel thousands of miles at speeds of over 600 miles per hour. But yet Still more wonders await us in the 21st century. Rocket ships travel to space stations far out in space. Tourists will someday be able visit these stations and plan vacations for destinations in outer space. Impact of Technology on Transportation Trains changed transportation and travel in America. People were traveling swiftly across the continent on steam locomotives. New railroad tracks were laid connecting all parts of the country in a giant web of rails. Trains became even faster, safer, and better at moving people and goods with the invention of diesel engines. Cars