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History of Cars

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Fordfst small square The first self-propelled car was built Information Nicolas Cugnot, a French military engineer developed a steam powered road-vehicle for the French army to haul heavy cannons.
Money 2011 10 10 autos worlds oldest car worlds oldest car top  small square Britain’s steam powered cars Information Richard Trevithick improved the design of steam engines, by making smaller and lighter with stronger boilers generating more power. In 1801, he put one of his new compact steam engines on wheels.
Timeline small square Uphill struggle Information English engineer, Samuel Brown adapted an old Newcomen steam engine to burn a mixture of oxygen hydrogen gas.
Outer mixing coal gas engine small square First Coal-gas engine Information Belgian-born engineer, Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir invented and patented (1860) a two-stroke, internal combustion engine. It was fuelled by coal gas and triggered by an electric spark-ignition.
Timeline small square Speed restrictions introduced in UK Information The act effectively required three drivers for each vehicle; two to travel in the vehicle and one to walk ahead waving a red flag. For the next 30 years cars couldn’t legally travel above walking speed.
Timeline small square Stroke of genius Information Nikolaus August Otto invented and later patented a successful four-stroke engine, known as the “Otto cycle.”
Timeline small square Motor age moves forward Information The first vehicles driven using internal combustion engines were developed roughly at the same time by two engineers working in separate parts of Germany – Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz.
Goadmotorco 01 1500 small square The First Motor Company formed Information Two former French wood machinists, Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor, set up the world’s first car manufacturers. Their first car was built in 1890 using a Daimler engine.
Timeline small square Maybach speeds things up Information Wilhelm Maybach built the first four-cylinder, four-stroke engine. Three years later, he develops the spray-nozzle carburettor, which becomes the basis for modern carburettor technology.
Mack small square The Ford Motor Company Formed Information After fitting moving assembly lines to the factory in 1913, Ford became the world's biggest car manufacturer.
Timeline small square Car Manufacturers get green Information Manufacturers have acknowledged that oil reserves will dry up in the future. They’re now developing engines that use more than one fuel source – hybrid engines.
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