The History of Automobiles

Timeline created by felifan
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
First%20car The First Self-propelled Car was Built Nicolas Cugnot, a French military engineer developed a steam powered road-vehicle for the French army to haul heavy cannons.
Patent First Automobile Patent in U.S. The first automobile patent in the United States was granted to Oliver Evans in 1789. Later, in 1805, Evans demonstrated his first successful self-propelled vehicle, which not only was the first automobile in the USA but was also the first amphibious vehicle, as his steam-powered vehicle was able to travel on wheels on land and via a paddle wheel in the water.
Timeline First Coal-gas engine Discovery
Belgian-born engineer, Jean Joseph √Čtienne Lenoir invented and patented a two-stroke, internal combustion engine.This engine was fuelled by coal gas and casused by an electric spark-ignition.
Timeline First Gasoline Car
It is generally acknowledged that the first automobiles with gasoline powered internal combustion engines were completed almost simultaneously by several German inventors working independently: Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach.
Kill First Road Traffic Death Bridget Driscoll, a 44-year old mother of two from Croydon, stepped off a kerb and was hit by a passing motor car near Crystal Palace in London (She died from head injuries).
Timeline 4x4 Patent
Felix and Norman Caldwell of South Australia applied for a patent for four wheel drive with four wheel steering; they went on to build Caldwell Vale 4x4 trucks with Henry Vale.
First air conditioned auto First Air Conditioned Car The Nash Motor Company adds the first air conditioning system to cars.
Toyota prius 1997tokyoautoshow Toyota Unveils the Prius PBS
Toyota unveils the Prius -- the world's first commercially mass-produced and marketed hybrid car -- in Japan. Nearly 18,000 units are sold during the first production year