Technology - Transportation

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

The range of applications of unmanned aerial vehicles ('drones') keeps growing.

Construction of cars

This animations demonstrates the exterior and interior construction of cars, as well as their operation.

ISS

The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.

Titanic (1912)

RMS Titanic was the largest passenger ship at the beginning of the 20th century.

Wright Flyer I (1903)

The Wright Flyer was the first successful powered, heavier-than-air aircraft, designed and built by the Wright brothers.

Container ships

Commercial maritime routes of container ships form a global network.

Environmentally friendly vehicles

Combining a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system reduces emission.

BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T steam locomotive

A type of steam locomotives used by British Railways were manufactured in the 1950s.

Santa Maria (15th century)

Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

Moon landing: July 20, 1969

Neil Armstrong, one of the crew members of Apollo 11 was the first man to set foot on the Moon.

Highway design and construction

We can travel on dual carriageways on the highway.

Maglev Trains

One of the most modern means of transportation is the Maglev, capable of traveling at speeds of over 400 km/h (248.6 mph).

Yuri Gagarin’s journey to outer space (1961)

Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.

Airbus A380 (2005)

The double-decked, wide-bodied passenger aircraft can carry more then 500 passengers.

Concorde (1969)

The first supersonic passenger airliner entered service in 1976.

Apollo 15 mission (Lunar Rover)

The animation shows the two-seater Lunar Rover used in the Apollo 15 mission

Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz, 1886)

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen is widely regarded as the first vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine.

Ford Model T

The popular model of the American automobile factory was the first mass-produced car in the world.

Stephenson’s Rocket (1829)

The English engineer George Stephenson’s locomotive was built for a competition of locomotives in 1829.

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