Transportation

Transportation

The transportation industry is adapting to a technological storm of development with smart devices installed in cars operating GPS and a number of other features to enable connectivity with other devices. Bold Business has selected transportation as a domain to draw attention to the impact of technology to the industry and its effects on society, from driver-less cars to smart traffic lights.

There are growing numbers of hybrid cars, electric cars, and now driver-less cars. The introduction of more efficient and automated delivery systems with self-driving trucks and drones operating in the fast food industry. Not only are the vehicles themselves undergoing drastic change, but the environment around is also seeing improvements from technological developments in artificial intelligence such as smarter traffic by creating a system of information sharing between connected devices.

How do all these developments in the transportation industry affect society?

Using technology to improve vehicles through smarter, interconnected systems, will mean less time spent on commutes, less money spent on gas, and less pollution affecting the environment. Therefore, improved technology for vehicles is an important step to improving many aspects of people’s lives, with more people getting to their destinations, more money saved for other uses, a better environment for everyone to enjoy pollution-free, and more efficiency and convenience all round.

Orion Engineered Carbons, Big Three in Carbon Black

A depiction of a carbon black molecule.

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A car flying over a traffic jam in Los Angeles.

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Rules of the Sky for Drones

Person flying a drone at sunset.

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Carbon Black Changes Transportation Industry

Truck on the road with tires visible.

Jack Clem, CEO of Orion Engineered, says their bold and unique product Carbon Black can improve transportation efficiency and lower costs in the trucking industry by as much as 10% to 12% per year. In this exclusive interview with Bold Business, Clem explained that Carbon Black is a “transformative product for the tire industry.” This additive, a by-product of oil production, can improve the tread wear of truck tires and ...

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Driverless Car from Audi Hits New York

computer generated photo of a white and blue driverless car

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Boring Company? No Way, Elon Musk’s Newest Venture

traffic on highway in LA

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Kitty Hawk Flyer, Dream Machine for Flight

Kitty Hawk flyer on the lake

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Shattering Barriers to Electric Cars

photograph of an electric car charging its battery

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Google’s Secret Aircraft Plans Uncovered

digital illustration of dirigible aircraft

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A Tesla car at the pump designed by Elon Musk.

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