Wheeled carts improved the standard way of travelling which was by leg. Now with coaches drawn by horses. Life is much better for us! We can transport heavy loads and are faster than before.
I wonder if they know ships were used by the Vikings and Ancient Egyptians. Ships were once powered by steam and is now powered by diesel. Ships are used for the transportation of people and goods.
Railways were invented to transport large quantities of heavy goods. Slowly, railway was not only used to transport goods but people as well, as it was cheaper and sometimes faster.
Motor run wagons aka cars were built for the transportation of people rather than things. The first commercial motor car "The Model T Ford" was made in America. It was cheap because it was made in large quantities.
Air transport revolutionized the transport of people and goods but also war in the modern era. On December 17, 1983 The Wright Brothers flew in a powered and controlled aircraft.
Did you know that the U.S and Russia once had a "race" to showcase its dominance over the other? This was known as the space race. Russia won as Yuri Gagarin became the 1st person in space. Rockets are modes of transport to travel to space.