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Auto, Airlines & Transport Archive

December 18, 2013

Beating Competitors with High-Speed Innovation

French railway giant SNCF responded to the threat of low-priced upstarts by creating a lab to accelerate R&D and cut its cost.
November 11, 2013

The U.S. Auto Industry Is Booming Again—Will It Continue?

Strong new vehicle designs and pent-up demand are pushing sales volumes back up near historic highs, and reduced cost structures mean profitability is up too.
November 6, 2013

From Halfway around the World to a Store Near You

Journalist and author Rose George recounts her voyage on a container ship, transporting goods across the globe.
October 28, 2013

Will Volkswagen Bring Mitbestimmung to Chattanooga?

Worker participation in management decisions has long been controversial, but the benefits far outweigh the risks.
August 19, 2013

Same-Day Delivery? Not So Fast

Traditional retailers can outshine their online competitors in the distribution game.
July 25, 2013

Driverless Trucks May Be Just around the Bend

Autonomous vehicle technology will transform the trucking industry.
May 28, 2013

The Next Autonomous Car Is a Truck

The obstacles to adoption are significant, but driverless technology now in development could transform long-haul trucking.
May 28, 2013

Flight of the Drone Maker

How a small firm named AeroVironment is changing the course of airplanes, automobiles, and warfare. See also The Drone Maker’s Story—In Pictures
February 26, 2013

Hyundai’s Capabilities Play

The Korean automaker’s explosive growth in the last few years—achieved through better quality, stylish design, and clever marketing—has made it a dynamic player in the U.S. auto industry.