Intro to Transportation Technologies

Intro to Transportation Technologies

This course introduces students to the newest and most cutting edge futuristic transportation technologies out there. Students gain familiarity with the history of transportation development and understand a framework with which to evaluate new transportation modes. Then the course dives into 10 different technologies on the horizon. Students examine the technologies, the pros and cons of each mode, and explore potential career paths in these emerging fields.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • New and emerging modes of transportation.
  • The benefits and costs (both economic and societal) of existing and emerging transportation modes.
  • The transportation sector’s impact on the economy, jobs, and the environment.
  • Basic technologies that underpin emerging transportation modes.
  • Potential career opportunities within the transportation industry.
  • And much more…
  • Software and Hardware Developer
  • Sonar, Radar, & Lidar Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automation Industry
  • And much more…


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • Comparisons of the risk factors and challenges of various transportation modes (both existing and emerging).
  • Discussions on the impact of changing transportation on society.
  • Predictions of when a new technology will become acceptable and used as a regular mode of transportation.
  • A report on how technological advances have contributed to changes in transportation.
  • And more…
  • Problem-solving and identifying
  • Critical and Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • and more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)


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