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May
12

Technology Trends in the Automotive Lighting Market



Friday, May 8, 2020 10:00 AM

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 8, 2020 / The technologies in automotive lighting have undergone significant change in recent years, with xenon headlamp to LED and laser Pixel Lighting solutions. The rising wave of new technologies, such as laser, µAFS LED, flexible OLED are creating significant potential for automotive lighting in various vehicles to enable the driver visibility at longer range and provides safety to other drivers and pedestrians.

In automotive lighting market, various technologies, such as halogen, xenon, LED and laser technologies are used for the interior and exterior lighting solutions. Increase in demand for premium segment vehicles, lighting regulations for better visibility and safety, and high demand for adaptive lighting are creating opportunities for various automotive lighting technologies.

To download free PDF brochure please go to https://www.lucintel.com/technology-automotive-lighting-market.aspx

Lucintel study finds that automotive lighting technology is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3% from 2019 to 2024. LED lighting technology is the largest segment of this market and is growing at above average growth. Hella, Philips, Osram Licht, Valeo, Zizala, Robert Bosch, and Zkw are among the major players in the automotive lighting market.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm with over 1,000 clients worldwide, has analyzed the technologies used in automotive lighting market, and it has now published a comprehensive research report titled Technology Landscape, Trends and Opportunities in the Global Automotive Lighting Market 2019-2024″. This report analyzes technology maturity, degree of disruption, competitive intensity, market potential and other parameters of various technologies in automotive lighting market.

The Lucintel report serves as a catalyst for growth as it provides a comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. The study includes technology readiness, competitive intensity, regulatory compliance, disruption potential, trends, forecasts and strategic implications for the global automotive lighting technology by application, technology, and region as follows:

Technology Readiness by Technology Type

Competitive Intensity and Regulatory Compliance

Disruption Potential by Technology Type

Trends and Forecasts by Technology Type [$M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]:

  • Halogen
  • Xenon
  • LED
  • Laser
  • Other Technologies

Technology Trends and Forecasts by Application [$M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]:

  • Interior Lighting
    • Halogen
    • Xenon
    • LED
    • Laser
    • Other Technologies
  • Exterior Lighting
    • Halogen
    • Xenon
    • LED
    • Laser
    • Other Technologies

Technology Trends and Forecasts by Region [$M shipment analysis for 2013 to 2024]:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • India

Latest Developments and Innovations in the Automotive Lighting Technologies

Companies / Ecosystems

Strategic Opportunities by Technology Type

This more than 150-pages research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or click on this link [email protected].

About Lucintel

Lucintel, the premier global management consulting and market research firm, creates winning strategies

May
8

Recon Technology Signed A $2.8M Contract for Provision of Detailed Design of Heavy Oil Transportation System in Garraf Oilfield

BEIJING, May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Recon Technology, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RCON) (“Recon” or the “Company”) today announced it signed a $2.8 million engineering and construction service subcontract with Grand Energy Development Limited on a heavy oil transportation system project (the “Project”) in Garraf oilfield in Iraq for the services that Recon has provided. Pursuant to the subcontract, Recon shall carry out all the engineering design services, provide the technical support to the procurement, construction, commissioning activities and provide the training services of the heavy oil transportation system project.

Garraf oilfield is located in the province of Thi Qar, Iraq, approximately 5km north-west of Al-Refaei city and 85km north of Nasiriya city. The oilfield is 17.5km long and 5.5km wide. It is estimated to hold 1.3 billion barrels of oil reserves. Based on the Final Development Plan approved by the Government of Iraq in 2018, the oilfield is undergoing further development in stages to achieve crude oil production of 230,000 barrels per day by the end of 2020.

As part of the Project, the heavy oil pipeline with a total intended capacity of 275,000 barrels per day will be built to support the Garraf production target. By providing the services under the Project, Recon has played an important role in building the heavy oil pipeline.

“With advanced technique and wide experiences in the automation and digitalization of oil and gas industry, Recon has a relatively competitive advantage in the engineering design and construction businesses in oilfield segment,” Mr. Shenping Yin, co-founder and CEO of Recon said. “With the successful completion of the project, we expect to construct more oilfield projects and hope to help more oilfields reduce costs and maintain yields at a healthy level in the near future.”

About Recon Technology, Ltd.                                    

Recon Technology, Ltd. (RCON) is China’s first non-state-owned oil and gas field service company listed on NASDAQ. Recon supplies China’s largest oil exploration companies with advanced automated technologies, efficient gathering and transportation equipment and reservoir stimulation measures for increasing petroleum extraction levels, reducing impurities and lowering production costs. Since 2017, the Company has expanded its business operations into other segments of the broader energy industry including electric power, coal chemicals, renewable energy and environmental protection in the energy and chemical industries. Through the years, Recon has taken leading positions on several market segments of the oil and gas field service industry. Recon also has developed stable long-term cooperation relationships with its major clients, and its products and service are well accepted by clients. For additional information please visit: www.recon.cn.

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Apr
12

Insights Into the Refrigerated Transport Market, 2020-2025 by Mode of Transportation, Technology, Temperature, Application and Region

DUBLIN, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Refrigerated Transport Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global refrigerated transport market is currently witnessing strong growth. Looking forward, the market is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 6% during 2020-2025.

The growing food and beverage industry represent as one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. This, along with the growth of the cold chain industry across the globe, is further contributing to the market growth.

Furthermore, owing to the growing health-consciousness among consumers, the demand for frozen variants of various fresh products has increased, along with the growing demand for the service from residential as well as foodservice operators, such as quick-service restaurants (QSRs), hotels and other eateries. Since the food products and raw materials require controlled temperatures during transportation for storage and prevention of spoilage, refrigerated transport has become integral to the distribution process.

Additionally, the manufacturing of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical drugs and expanding trade opportunities across the globe, are also providing a thrust to the market growth.

Other factors, such as the implementation of favorable government policies and regulations regarding the production, processing, transportation and quality of products, along with the increasing adoption of marine transport vehicles, owing to their cost-effectiveness, are projected to drive the market further.

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being C. H. Robinson, Daikin Industries, FedEx, DB Schenker, General Mills, Hyundai Motor Company, Ingersoll Rand Inc., Krone Commercial Vehicle Group, LAMBERET SAS, United Technologies, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, Schmitz Cargobull, Singamas Container, Wabash National, etc.

Key Questions Answered

  • How has the global refrigerated transport market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the mode of transportation?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the technology?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the temperature?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the market?
  • What is the structure of the global refrigerated transport market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the market?

Key Topics Covered

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Refrigerated Transport Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakup by Mode of Transportation
6.1 Refrigerated Road Transport
6.2 Refrigerated Sea Transport
6.3 Refrigerated Rail Transport
6.4 Refrigerated Air Transport

7 Market Breakup by Technology
7.1 Vapor compression Systems
7.2 Air-Blown Evaporators
7.3 Eutectic Devices
7.4 Cryogenic Systems

8 Market Breakup by Temperature
8.1 Single-Temperature
8.2 Multi-Temperature

9 Market Breakup by Application
9.1 Chilled Food Products
9.2 Frozen Food Products
9.3 Others

Apr
10

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, Completes Acquisition of CMORE Automotive

ZUG, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC), today announced the completion of its acquisition of CMORE Automotive, an independent services provider dedicated to the development and validation of AI-driven mobility systems.

Luxoft had announced a definitive agreement to acquire CMORE Automotive on March 5, 2020 and received final regulatory approval on March 24, 2020.

The acquisition builds on Luxoft’s capabilities in data-driven development, testing and validation of Autonomous Drive/Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (AD/ADAS) for Level 3 to Level 5 autonomous functions and strengthens the company’s ability to design and deploy transformative AD/ADAS programs for clients at scale.

“With CMORE Automotive, Luxoft will extend its spectrum of AD/ADAS initiatives, from enabling customers to amplify their fusion, perception and driving function development, testing and validation capacities to delivering transformative AD/ADAS solutions at scale. I want to welcome the CMORE Automotive team to the DXC family,” said Dmitry Loschinin, executive vice president, DXC Technology, and president and chief executive officer, Luxoft.”

“We are excited to be a part of the DXC family and it’s Autonomous Drive team and looking forward to accelerate customers’ in-car series projects with end-to-end AI-driven development, testing and validation of AD/ADAS solutions at scale.” said Richard Woller, chief executive officer, CMORE Automotive.

About Luxoft

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, (NYSE: DXC), is a digital strategy and software engineering firm providing bespoke technology solutions that drive business change for customers the world over. Luxoft uses technology to enable business transformation, enhance customer experiences, and boost operational efficiency through its strategy, consulting, and engineering services. Luxoft combines a unique blend of engineering excellence and deep industry expertise, specializing in automotive, financial services, travel and hospitality, healthcare, life sciences, media and telecommunications. For more information, please visit www.luxoft.com.

About DXC Technology

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. With decades of driving innovation, the world’s largest companies trust DXC to deploy our enterprise technology stack to deliver new levels of performance, competitiveness and customer experiences. Learn more about the DXC story and our focus on people, customers and operational execution at www.dxc.technology.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements.” These statements represent DXC’s intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside DXC’s control, and no assurance can be given that the results described in such statements will be achieved. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements with respect to the transaction announced above including risks relating to unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, inability to achieve expected synergies, loss of revenues, delays or business disruptions. For a written description of risk factors that could cause actual results in DXC’s business to differ materially from forward-looking statements regarding those matters, see the

Apr
8

GM ‘Came Out Swinging’ Against Tesla With Its Electric-Vehicle Technology

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General Motors
has big electric-vehicle ambitions, and Wall Street appears to be impressed.

“GM comes out swinging against Tesla,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives wrote in a Wednesday evening research report, following the company’s electric-vehicle technology presentation near Detroit earlier in the day.

Ives covers
Tesla
(ticker: TSLA) stock but not General Motors (GM). He was interested in what the state of EV technology is at a traditional auto maker that predominantly builds gasoline-powered vehicles. “We believe the event was a clear shot across the bow against [Elon] Musk and Tesla, which continues to lead the EV landscape by a clear margin.”

Even though Ives thinks Tesla is in the lead, he said Musk’s company has to take GM “seriously in this EV arms race.”

GM CEO Mary Barra said Wednesday that “from 2020 to 2025, we will allocate more than $20 billion of capital and engineering resources to our EV and [autonomous vehicle] programs. “Our investments are delivering real results and as you will see here today, they will dramatically change the future of this company and of our industry.”

GM wants to sell 1 million electric vehicles annually by the middle of the 2030s. It should be noted that Tesla plans to sell 500,000 electric vehicles in 2020. That’s part of the lead Ives mentioned.

“GM’s EV day should help show investors that GM is serious about decarbonization and has a strong plan,” RBC analyst Joe Spak wrote in a Thursday research report. He noted that GM is planning to offer 20 battery-powered models by 2023. Spak is a GM bull, rating shares the equivalent of Buy. His price target is $49 for GM stock. Spak is also a Telsa skeptic. He ratse Tesla stock the equivalent of Sell and has a $530 price target for shares.

J.P. Morgan analyst Ryan Brinkman has the same rating structure on the stocks—buy GM, sell Tesla. “GM showcased its work on a next generation of batteries it calls Ultium which possess performance characteristics when mated to its new drive units that we estimate are at least on par with or even exceed that of the most advanced competition,” he wrote in a Thursday research report.

Brinkman noted that GM says its batteries can travel up to 400 miles on a charge without compromising performance, such as rapid acceleration. Telsa’s base Model 3 will go about 320 miles on one charge. That is one data point in favor of GM, but apples to apple comparisons are difficult. Factors such as how many battery cells are included in a car’s battery pack isn’t known. EVs, in theory, can increase range by adding battery cells. That, of course, adds cost and weight.

“GM made a compelling presentation that it will be among the leaders globally in electric vehicles…and made a compelling case that along with its partner LG Chem, its battery science was at the leading edge,” Benchmark analyst Mike Ward said in an

Apr
5

Automotive Technology


Automotive TechnologyJobs for Automotive Technology Degree Graduates

The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. In fact, for every worker directly employed by an automaker, nearly seven spin-off jobs are created including those in dealerships and service centers.

 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with more consumers buying cars, more automotive technology jobs will be created for workers who can perform basic car maintenance and repair. More entry-level workers will be needed to do oil changes and replace worn brakes.

 

In addition, since the average lifespan of vehicles is increasing, this will increase the demand for repair services, especially post-warranty work. The increased use of advanced technology in automobiles will also lead to new opportunities for repair technicians, especially those with specialized skills or certifications.

 

Workers with expertise in certain makes or models of cars, or with an advanced understanding of certain systems, such as hybrid-fuel technology, will also be in high demand.

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Mar
31

Transportation Technology Center, Inc


To our customers and research partners:

Due to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 virus, we want to share the steps we are taking to help protect the health and safety of our employees and customers.

TTCI remains fully operational in support of our customers and the industry.

Please click here to learn the details of our operations and contacts for specific business needs.

Welcome to Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads. TTCI is a world-class transportation research and testing organization, providing emerging technology solutions for the railway industry throughout North America and the world.

Headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado, 21 miles northeast of Pueblo Airport, TTCI manages extensive track facilities, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and a highly talented engineering and support staff to make TTCI the obvious choice for meeting your research and testing needs. We encourage you to explore our web site, learn more about us, and contact us to discuss how we can work together.

To be the provider of choice for advancing railway safety and technology.

 

We provide our customers with highly effective and efficient railway research, testing, training and technical support.

In doing so, we stand by the following guiding principles:

  • We believe integrity and respect are at the core of everything we do.
  • We encourage personal growth, cultivate positive teams, and foster a family spirit.
  • We never sacrifice safety or quality – ever.

TTCI manages the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Transportation Technology Center (TTC), located just 21 miles northeast of Pueblo, Colorado. TTC is operated under a care, custody, and control contract with the FRA. This 52-square mile, secure and remote site operates with a vast array of specialized laboratories and track. TTC enables isolated testing for all categories of freight and passenger rolling stock, vehicle and track components, and safety devices.


There are 48 miles of railroad track available for testing locomotives, vehicles, track components, and signaling devices at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC), Pueblo, Colorado. Specialized tracks are used to evaluate vehicle stability, safety, endurance, reliability, and ride comfort. Using TTC’s tracks eliminates the interferences, delays, and safety issues encountered on an operating rail system.

Test Tracks

Laboratories

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Mar
30

Bicycle Technology | The Franklin Institute

The late 1800s ushered in a huge bicycle boom, and people began to experiment with bicycle shapes and styles to suit the varying needs of the rider. Will this bicycle be used for racing or for recreation? How fast will the rider want to go? How comfortable should the rider be while riding? Is this bicycle safe to ride? These questions and much more led people to develop new technologies that would help evolve the bicycle from the high-wheel models seen in early pictures to some of the high-tech racing machines we have today.

In the last decade of the 19th century, at least one-third of all new patent applications at the U.S Patent Office were bicycle related. People focused the changes and improvements they made on what they thought bicycle riders wanted or required. Despite a varying degree of styles and models, four major focuses stood out from the rest: speed, safety, comfort, and endurance. When considering speed, people thought about how fast they wanted to ride their bicycles: is this bike for serious racing, or will it only be used for leisurely riding? Safety and comfort came under scrutiny, and soon after brakes, spokes, and cushion seats were incorporated into the anatomy of the bicycle. Later, the use of handbrakes, adjustment of handlebars, and development of special male and female seats added to safety and comfort features. When endurance or durability mattered and long races or distances were involved, the materials used to build the bicycle were retested or it was rebuilt with lighter material to better withstand wear and tear.

Many materials were experimented with so a bicycle would have just the right feel to it. Wood was used in most early models, but then people began fashioning bikes out of metal. When racing and traveling faster became more important, manufacturers began using aluminum piping for the frames, which was much lighter. Even though automobiles didn’t catch on until the 20th century, people kept experimenting with how to make bicycles better, faster, and more powerful. The very first automobile was a tricycle that put a steam engine to use.

These pictures show a front and a back view of the very first automobile and people enjoying a ride on it. The vehicle was a tricycle equipped with a Lucius D. Copeland steam engine of 2600 R.P.M. and Silsby Type Boiler operating at 100 lbs. It used kerosene for fuel, and was built in Camden, New Jersey in 1887 by the Northrop Manufacturing Co.

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Mar
30

Welcome to Automotive Services and Technology

SBCC Automotive student working on a part.

The automotive industry has long recognized the need for skilled, highly trained service
technicians. The consumer movement has turned that need into a demand. Today’s automobile
is a sophisticated, complex machine which requires  skilled technicians to keep it
running smoothly. Santa Barbara City College offers two programs in Automotive Service
and Technology. It also offers updated auto skills, retraining and entry-level job
courses, all offered for lifelong careers with good pay and working conditions and
a chance to advance in the exciting high-tech automotive industry. The Automotive
program has been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) as a “Master” training institution, having met strict industry standards in
all eight of the automotive specialty areas. The eight areas of ASE specialization
are Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical Systems,
Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmission and Axle, Brakes and Front End. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Automotive Certificate of Achievement

  1. Students will develop skills to advance their knowledge as automotive technicians.
  2. Students will conduct themselves on the job as professionals, including practicing
    safety precautions to prevent accidents.
  3. Students will become lifelong learners and advocates for the automotive industry.

Automotive Services and Technology Degree

  1. Students will develop skills to advance their knowledge as automotive technicians.
  2. Students will conduct themselves on the job as professionals, including practicing
    safety precautions to prevent accidents.
  3. Students will become lifelong learners and advocates for the automotive industry.
Department Offices

Dean: Alan Price, Dean (A-218, ext. 3044)
Chair: Russell Granger, Chair (A-123, ext. 3552) 

Faculty and Offices

Russell Granger, (A-123, ext 3552)
Brittanye Muschamp (OE-180A, ext 4020)
All department and staff contact info

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Mar
30

History of transportation | technology

History of transportation | technology | Britannica

technology

Learn about this topic in these articles:

contribution to

  • agriculture and trade development
  • Industrial Revolution
    • Encyclopædia Britannica: first edition, map of Europe

      In history of Europe: Economic effects

      …production heightened demands on the transportation system to move raw materials and finished products. Massive road and canal building programs were one response, but steam engines also were directly applied as a result of inventions in Britain and the United States. Steam shipping plied major waterways soon after 1800 and…

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    • mass production: assembly line

      In mass production: The Industrial Revolution and early developments

      …rail, barge, ship, and road transportation. The new transport companies not only enabled factories to obtain raw materials and to ship finished products over increasingly large distances, but they also created a substantial demand for the output of the new industries.

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  • logistics
    • Orange and Alexandria Railroad wrecked by retreating Confederates, Manassas, Va. Photograph by George N. Barnard, March 1862.

      In logistics: Transportation and communication

      The railroad, the steamship, and the telegraph had a profound impact on logistic method during the last half of the 19th century. Beginning with the Crimean War (1854–56), telegraphic communication became an indispensable tool of command, intelligence, and operational coordination, particularly in

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  • urban populations
    • In urbanization

      in agriculture and transportation. As farming became more productive, it produced a surplus of food. The development of means of transportation, dating from the invention of the wheel about 3500 bce, made it possible for the surplus from the countryside to feed urban populations, a system that continues…

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    • Ancient Roman road shown in cross section.

      In city: Ancient world

      …the need for improving the circulation of goods and people became ever more acute. Pre-Neolithic humans, who led a nomadic existence in their never-ending search for food, moved largely by foot and carried their essential goods with the help of other humans. Neolithic people, upon achieving the domestication of animals,…

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    • Georges-Eugène Haussmann's modernization plan transformed many areas of Paris through the addition of wider boulevards, better lighting and water sanitation, new parks, and improved rail transportation.

      In urban planning: The era of industrialization

      …of the contemporary city was transportation technology. The evolution of transport modes from foot and horse to mechanized vehicles facilitated tremendous urban territorial expansion. Workers were able to live far from their jobs, and goods could move quickly from point of production to market. However, automobiles and buses rapidly congested…

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regional and national systems

  • Austria
    • Austria

      In Austria: The Age of Metternich, 1815–48

      …of an Austrian infrastructure of railroads and water transport. The first railroad on the European Continent appeared between Linz (Austria) and Budweis (now Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic); it was a horse-drawn railway between the Danube and the Moldau (Vltava) rivers, which in fact was a connection between the Danube and…

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  • Pacific Ocean
    • The Pacific Ocean, with depth contours and submarine features.

      In Pacific Ocean: Trade and transportation

      …in the size of its transportation infrastructure. Japan, South Korea, China, and the Philippines rank high in ship ownership, and Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are among the world’s major shipbuilding countries. In addition to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the other major ports in the eastern…

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  • Song dynasty China
    • Political map of China rendered in Pinyin

      In China: Song culture

      Transportation facilities improved, allowing production away from the sources of supplies and making products available to