The Transport Museum in Australia’s capital Sydney has launched a new car transport exhibition called “Passive Transport”.
The exhibition will feature the work of the world’s leading car transport experts including James Smith and David Macdonald, as well as other industry luminaries.
“We wanted to present a new look at the world of car transport from an expert’s point of view, and we felt the exhibition was important for the future of car travel,” Transport Museum director of operations, Rob Gough, said.
“It will give you an insight into how we work, and hopefully give you a better understanding of the industry, the people involved and the history behind the technology.”
Passive transport is a fascinating subject for the museum and the exhibition reflects that.
“The exhibition is set to run through September 20.
Mr Gough said the exhibition would highlight “the work of industry professionals”, such as Smith and Macdonald.”
They’re the guys who created and developed some of the first car transport technologies,” he said.
The exhibition also highlights the contribution of “the silent majority” who were behind the design and development of the technology of car transportation, Mr Gough added.”
For a long time, it was considered a silent minority,” Mr Grough said.
But he said there was now a “new and vibrant interest in the subject” as more and more Australians were beginning to travel for work and for other reasons.”
The Silent Majority” has been named after an Australian politician, John Horgan, who served as the Member for Sydney South West from 1992 to 1994.
Mr Horgan was the Minister for Transport from 1997 to 1999, and a minister in the Liberal Government under the Howard Government from 2001 to 2006.”
In some ways, they were the silent majority who were the architects of the movement towards active transport,” Mr Rundle said.
Mr Smith and Mr Macdonald have been involved in the development of some of Australia’s best-known active transport technologies including the Lidar and Laser sensors, which use lasers to create an image of a car.
They also developed the first passive transport technology, the “double wheel”, which uses a car to travel over the same distance.
The exhibit will also feature interviews with “the Silent Majority”, including a video interview with Mr Smith.”
One of the most interesting things we can do with this exhibition is that it gives us a glimpse into the mindset of the Silent Majority at the time, how they were driving the car and their beliefs about it,” Mr Smith said.
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