Ulozi: The First Black Automobile Company
The automobile can be said to be the most influential invention of the early 20th century. It played a key role in reshaping the landscape of the cities at the time, and it was also a key influencing factor in the development of inter-state road networks and travelling. Before the emergence of the automobile, steam power dominated the transportation world, and at the time steam trains were the most popular means of transportation. Little wonder as to why the first automobiles were designed to run on steam engines.
In 1672, a Belgian by name Ferdinand Verbiest built the first ever automobile. Verbiest was a Jesuit missionary in China, and he had made the vehicle as a toy for the Emperor of China. It was powered by a steam engine but was too small for a driver to fit it.
In 1807, Francois Isaac de Rivaz developed an automobile that operated an inter-combustible engine powered by hydrogen. The first of its kind at the time. And then in 1886, Karl Benz produced the first gasoline powered automobile which was improved upon by Henry Ford in the 1920’s when he took the seemingly complicated car building process to the assembly line.
All these individuals set the foundation for what we know as the automobile in this modern times. Today there are a plethora of automobile companies around the world, and the automobile has metamorphosed into an entirely different machine. All through the history of the automobile and its development through the years, never has there been an automobile company owned and managed by a black man. Right from the pioneer inventors down to modern day industrialists, the auto industry has been dominated by the white race. And so the emergence of an automobile company owned and managed by a black man would not only be spectacular but also, an event that would somewhat redefine history.
Ulozi is an automobile company owned by Simeto, a Baltimore-based car designer. Simeto has been working towards producing the world’s greenest car for some years now. And his designs for the prototype make for quite convincing proof that his dream is only blocks away from reality. His car is an electric-driven vehicle, similar to those of Nikola Tesla. Ulozi is designed to run on electric, wind and solar power. The windows have luminescent materials that serve as a collector for solar energy. The chassis of the car has material that is capable of catching power from the wind as the car is in motion. Also, the rims are designed to serve as wind turbines that would be responsible for charging the battery of the vehicle. This car is most definitely going to revolutionize the future of the automobile industry. And the best part is that for once in the history of automobiles, a black man is responsible for such pioneering invention. Simeto’s passion for auto design does not just end with cars as he has also designed motorbikes that are energy efficient as well.
Simeto’s adventure in the world of automobiles makes for a really captivating tale. He has been able to move beyond the fashion and music world that is quite common with most black folk, into the world of heavy machinery. And in the near future, with the development of the Ulozi line of automobiles, the world would bear witness to the very first black automobile company. And what makes Ulozi peculiar is that it has gone far ahead of what is obtainable in the present times and is leading the charge into the future with its development of eco-friendly cars. What more could have as much impact as a black auto company in the frontier of future auto production?