Transportation is a motion called the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another.
Motion, movement, circulation, transportation are all but one and the same thing.
2014 has been a huge year for transportation. China referred to it as the year of the horse.
Trains: Singapore’s Early Morning Free Transit Program Has Been a Huge Success.
It’s critical for countries to improve their transportation infrastructure. Doing so creates jobs in the short term and, perhaps more important, help strengthen the backbone of the economy that allows workers to commute to their jobs and businesses easily and to ship goods across the country and globally with ease.
The Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT) system envisions superconducting maglev trains operating in evacuated tubes at speeds of up to 6,500 km/h (4,039 mph) on international trips – that’s New York to Beijing in two hours! The proponents of this system say that ET3 could be 50 times more efficient than electric cars or trains.
Cars: “Follow-the-leader” systems are looking to solve this problem by using a lead vehicle that’s wirelessly linked to a series of other cars or “carriages” which follow its path autonomously. The system retains the flexibility of purely private transport (i.e. vehicles can leave the train so that you don’t all have to end up at the same destination), the only additional infrastructure required is the computers that will link the vehicles and the benefits for road safety, decreasing congestion and reducing vehicle fuel consumption are obvious. http://www.gizmag.com/future-transport/22959/
On-demand ride-hailing service Uber has raised $1.2 billion in funding from a group of mutual fund managers and venture investors that values the company at $17 billion pre-money. The company said the total raise will end up being about $1.4 billion once it’s completed a second close of strategic investors.
Space: The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft did something “ridiculously difficult” – landing a probe on the surface of a speeding comet. NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has reached Mars and it is beaming back “First Light” images of the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere. The data could help researchers understand what transformed Mars from a hospitable planet billions of years ago into a desiccated wasteland today.
Aviation: When airplanes are delayed, nobody wins. Airlines lose money. Passengers become inconvenienced. Airports get overwhelmed. That’s why the FAA (US Aviation Authority) is touting an effort that it says could reduce delays by 35 percent by 2018: The project, which began planning in 2003, NextGen. Proponents say it would revolutionize air travel in the US by switching from radar-based to satellite-based flight-tracking technology. The EU version is called SESAR. That, along with other technological advances like improved weather forecasting and communication systems, would allow planes to fly more direct routes instead of following the existing, inefficient flight paths that are arranged like highways in the sky. The result: More flights in the air at any given time, fewer delays and less wasted fuel.
2014 was a challenging year for transportation, especially Aerospace. Links Between Air and Space. ICAO and the Need for Global Tracking in Aviation. Virgin Galactic’s space vehicle blew up during a test flight.
2014 has been the deadliest year for flights; July alone saw three fatal commercial airline crashes. Two Malaysia Airlines jets have been lost in unrelated and highly improbable incidents, resulting in the seventh and nineteenth most fatal crashes in the history of aviation. In Ukraine, the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 killed all 298 aboard. Wednesday’s crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 222 killed 48 in Taiwan, and on Thursday, Air Algerie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali, leaving at least 116 dead.
Transportation has 3 pillars making it into a field: infrastructure, vehicles and operations.
1. Vehicles are aeroplanes, cars, submarines etc.
⁃ N.B: people and animals (camels, donkey, horse etc) are deemed as vehicles as well: their four limbs as wheels and their head for direction.
⁃ Sight, smell, hearing, tasting, touching: the five senses animals and people use to locate an object or provide direction to transport itself from point to point.
2. Operations refer only to generation of revenues.
⁃ N.B:Private vehicles drivers/operators are also under operations because they give money to the transportation infrastructure, off which this money from operators extends to other fields within the economy, such as energy and technology.
⁃ The outcome of business operations is the harvesting of value from assets owned by individuals, businesses and the government.
• Animals: Horses, Camels, Donkeys, Dogs, Bulls, etc….
• Wheels on carts/ wheel barrows
• River Boats
• Road Vehicles
• Rail Road Trains
• Motor cycles
• Hot Air Ballons
• Cable Car
• Supersonic Jet
• Fast Train
• Space Shuttle
Transportation like all other categories of civilisation combines; AIR, WATER, FIRE, & EARTH
Understanding transportation is also important to everybody from all walks of life.
From the word; trans-it, trans-port-a-tion, trans-action.
Business people in supply chain engineering and management will better understand “trans-”, because they create transportation infrastructure for their product within their own factory and to their global factories and customers.
Most people want to drive a car without ever using the bicycle.
In this era of global mass transportation; children must be educated on the importance of utilising and exploring all vehicles to continue the innovation and find new ways of travelling far beyond our milky way.
Because the answers of future transportation and mobility lies in the simplicity of observing our four limbs, plus head for direction.
motion, transportation or movement of things is found throughout all spheres of life; It is truly the backbone of civilization, because all things moves.
The 3 laws of motion by Isaac Newton, are the backbone physical science;
1. An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. But an object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
2. Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass the greater the amount of force needed.
3. For every action there is equal and opposite re-action.
Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the spieces that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
All things move in the universe, thats why when you start talking about motion you touch everything there is, all matter, all elements all atoms and molecules. And this involves mass (weight) because all things weigh something; the bigger gravitational force for bigger weights.
What about a transportation system in the Human Anatomy?
Transportation system in the human anatomy is represented by the endocrine system where we find the pineal gland, also called, “the flying seat of the soul”. Endocrine system includes many other glands of the body, it balances the whole hormonal body process. Medicine explain that, by regulating the functions of organs in the body, these glands help to maintain the body’s homeostasis. Cellular metabolism, reproduction, sexual development, sugar and mineral homeostasis, heart rate, and digestion are among the many processes regulated by the actions of hormones.
The pineal gland, also called the the 3rd eye, is a small pinecone-shaped mass of glandular tissue found just posterior to the thalamus of the brain. The pineal gland produces the hormone melatonin that helps to regulate the human sleep-wake cycle known as the circadian rhythm. The activity of the pineal gland is inhibited by stimulation from the photoreceptors of the retina. This light sensitivity causes melatonin to be produced only in low light or darkness. Increased melatonin production causes humans to feel drowsy at night when the pineal gland is active. It helps us to dream significant meaningful dreams where going to bed at night is an adventure.
What about transportation, or the motion of goods in the economy or within a market?
The term “goods” herein includes money.
The first instances of money were objects with intrinsic value; historical examples include pigs, rare seashells, cattle, cigarettes, bread, cocoa.
Currency was introduced as a standardise money to facilitate a wider exchange of goods and services.
Ancient Sparta minted coins from iron to discourage its citizens from engaging in foreign trade. The different world currencies create a difficulty in international trading.
There is literal transportation of money, using vehicles to transport it, but here we are not focusing on that, instead we are discussing trade which is the motion or movement of money. For an example: the slave trade was a business of trading in slaves, esp. the transportation of Africans to America from the 16th to 19th centuries. In this case people were seen as goods, and each human being was priced as a commodity.
Trade is described, “as an act or an transferring ownership of goods or services from one person or entity to another in exchange of goods or services either on the domestic markets or on the international markets, for money.”
Trading can also refer to the action performed by traders and other agents in the financial markets.
Transportation , movement or motion is universal, all things move, here we touch the few most important to the world as we know it but on and on it continues….