Airline Challenges, EV Charging, and More Transportation News Trends

A look at the transportation news from PR Newswire in November and December that you might have missed.

Transportation News Trends: November-December 2022

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The last two months of 2022 in the automotive and transportation industries were marked by a number of significant press releases and announcements. As we begin a new year, we’re taking a look at four major trends that emerged in these sectors in November and December: CES 2023, developments in EV charging infrastructure, the ongoing challenges faced by the travel industry, and the continued growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in not only the automotive industry but the transportation sector as a whole.

With over 2,500 releases distributed during the period, let’s take a deeper dive into these trends.

Jump to a trend: CES Innovation Awards | Airline Challenges | EV Charging | AI in Auto


Some of the Most Popular Auto/Transport Releases

If you haven’t already, take a look at some of our most popular news releases in the Automotive and Transport industries from the two previous months:

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Transportation News Trends

Below, we take a deeper look at the recurring trends we noticed during the two-month period.

1. CES Innovation Awards

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the most influential tech event in the world. Every year, an annual competition is held prior to the showcase honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Some of the biggest names auto and transport names honored in the 2023 CES Innovation Awards were Hyundai, Garmin, and John Deere.

Here are a few release examples from November and December:

CES 2023 was a week filled with thousands of product debuts and the unveiling of innovations that will better the world and solve global challenges.

2. Travel (Challenges for Airlines, Airports, and Passengers)

The travel industry, meanwhile, has faced ongoing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events, and aging technology, and many airlines and hotels are struggling to adapt to the changing landscape. Despite these challenges, some companies have managed to pivot and find new ways to serve their customers.

Check out these press releases from November and December:

Over 10% of the 1,547 press releases from the travel sector in November and December discussed the challenges faced by the industry and how companies are addressing them.

3. Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric vehicles are no longer a trend in this industry, they are here to stay. Companies not adapting or attempting to adapt to the electric boom will fall behind in the upcoming years. With so many electric vehicles on the rise and currently on the road, charging stations are becoming more of a necessity. Developing the EV charging infrastructure in this country and beyond is the clear next step in the EV transition.

Here are a few examples of EV charging in transportation news from November and December:

In November and December, over 350 stories that mentioned “electric vehicle charging” crossed our wire.

4. Artificial Intelligence in Auto

Finally, as AI continues to permeate most aspects of our lives, its use in the automotive sector has continued to grow. Companies are exploring ways to use machine learning and other advanced technologies to improve safety, efficiency, and the overall transportation experience.

As we revisit AI in the automotive/transportation industries, here are a few examples from the past two months:

With nearly 10% of the 788 releases mentioning “AI” coming from the automotive industry, the technology seems poised to become a norm for transportation companies rather than a trend.


Overall, the last two months of 2022 were marked by a wide range of developments in the automotive and transportation sectors, with these four major trends standing out as particularly noteworthy. In the coming months, it will be interesting to see how these trends continue to evolve and shape the industry.

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Sakib Hossain - Cision PR Newswire
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Sakib Hossain is a Content Specialist and Editor with Cision PR Newswire. Since joining the company in 2020, he has served as an Automotive and Transportation Industry Ambassador and manages the @PRNtrnsp Twitter handle. In addition, Sakib is currently pursuing a joint degree in Journalism and Psychology at Concordia University.

Courtney Pleasant - Cision PR Newswire
Courtney Pleasant
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Courtney Pleasant is a Senior Content Specialist at Cision PR Newswire. She serves as one of Cision’s Auto and Transport Industry Ambassadors. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, binging the newest true crime documentary, and traveling.

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