Henry Ford Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if there wasn't cars to take us to and from work or to the many places that we need to be during a day? Without the car, society might still be using horse and buggies for transportation, but one man made an incredible invention that changed the way americans traveled around thier city and countryside. That man was Henry Ford. Ford contributed multiple things to the automobile industry back in the early 1900's. His greatest contribution by far was the Model T car.
Two years after that the all-new Chevy full-size pick-up truck since 1973 and it arrived with the newest thing an extended cab. Chevy launched a new ad based on the song “Like a Rock” by Bob Seger in 1991. Just one year later the millionth Corvette is completed. In 2009 Chevy had to declare bankruptcy because they failed to innovate and they weren’t selling enough cars. In 2009 Chevrolet came out with the 638-hp Corvette ZR1 which became the fastest and most powerful car in GM history.
Most kids our age that are just learning how to drive need to pay for gas prices on their own with out their parents help. Some kids even have to work two jobs to pay for gas. “I am just going to sell my car and walk everywhere I go” Kyle Clemenz said. “I literally feel bad for your generation Laura, because the gas prices keep going up and it’s hard to say where you will be in life with this problem. You might have to work two or three jobs to maintain the money for gas these days.
Henry Ford was very famous for promoting this wonderful commodity that represented a new kind of freedom. It was a symbol of the American Dream, and everyone was striving to have the new product. “The automobile was the backbone of economic growth.” The first real automobile appeared in Middletown in 1900; however, it wasn’t until Henry Ford came around and created a mass production of automobiles that the machine that would provide easy travel would become popular. Although the automobile created such a wonderful freedom, many adults thought that it was tearing families apart. Teenagers were spending more time with their friends driving around instead of staying at home with their family.
In the 20th century, the automobile was a welcome change to American life, as it granted workers and families a new mobility and thus a new sense of freedom and urgency, and we became a nation excessively dependent on our cars. More than anything else, the car was the symbol of American post-war prosperity. However, that prosperity has cost us, in various ways, the American dream. Whereas we once thought of cars as the epitome of personal freedom, more and more we are becoming limited by the expense of that freedom. The American Public Transportation Association estimates that it costs a resident of the Boston area, for example, $13,000 a year to own a car.
What Ford dreamed of was not merely increased capacity but complete self-sufficiency. World War I, with its shortages and price increases, demonstrated for him the need to control raw materials; slow-moving suppliers convinced him that he should make his own parts. Wheels, tires, upholstery, and various accessories were purchased from other companies around Detroit. As Ford production increased, these smaller operations had to speed their output; most of them had to install their own assembly lines. It became impossible to coordinate production and shipment so that each product would arrive at the right place and at the right time.
When he was younger he planned on creating something for the rich as well for common man that would involve engines. He created the Ford Model T, which was affordable for the poor, and continued to create Model A and other modeled cars (Joans 2010). By the end of World War I half of Americans owned the model T car. The affordable cars like those Ford produced transformed America (Roak et al., 2011). Ford created the automobile industry, which employed thousands of workers and inspired new industries as well (Heritage, 2010).The new industries included but were not limited to: gas stations, mechanics, fast food restaurants drive-ins (pig stands) and motels (A&E, 2006).
The past forty years have changed America for the better with the new waves of technology that was once believed to be unimaginable. The long drawn out wars are still being fought, except in today’s society hippies aren’t protesting against troops being overseas, they are protesting against too much pollution and the ozone being depleted by the cars we drive. The education systems are still pushing children to do better and become more successful. The difference between yesterday and today is a very thin line. The majority of everything in society in the seventies still exists only with a modern twist and spin on the original creation.
Trucks are better than cars. Cars do have advantage. You get more gas mileage on a car then on a truck. With gas being so expensive, one day everyone would like to find a ways to save money. People struggle to fill up there tanks in a truck the reason why is because of gas prizes coming to their highest.
This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. Roberts (1988), defines innovation as the successful implementations and exploitation of a new idea or invention . Innovation is the main idea in shaping corporate life and helping companies to adopt various strategic options. It helps to reduce total cost of production, increase income avenues, and maintain efficient operating systems. Innovative businesses also benefit the economy: delivering added value; high quality jobs; successful business; better products and services for customers; and new, more environmentally friendly, processes.