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  • Stroke Of Genius

    Stroke Of Genius
    August Otto invented and later patented a successful four-stroke engine, known as the “Otto cycle.”
    The same year, the first successful two-stroke engine was invented by the Scottish engineer, Sir Dugald Clerk. He also made a patented
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  • Maybach speeds things up

    Maybach speeds things up
    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.It was a very important piece of the car A decade later, Maybach developed a race car using lightweight metals fitted with a 35-hp four-cylinder engine and two carburettors. Named the Mercedes, the car reaches 64.4 km/h to shatter the world speed record. To this day it is still the 4th fastest car in the world
  • First Road Traffic Death

    Bridget Driscoll, a 44-year old mother of two from Croydon, stepped off a kerb and into the history books. She was hit by a passing motor car near Crystal Palace in London. She died from head injuries.The driver, Arthur Edsell, was doing just 4mph at the time. The coroner, returning a verdict of accidental death, said “I trust that this sort of nonsense will never happen again.” she was wrong the following years a 24 year old male was hit and killed by a automobile
  • The Ford Motor Company Formed

    The Ford Motor Company Formed
    After fitting moving assembly lines to the factory in 1913, Ford became the world's biggest car manufacturer.
    By 1927, 15 million Model Ts had been manufactured. Workers on the production line assembled the car just in ninety-three minutes.
  • Key development

    Key development
    Working for Cadillac’s design and development department, Charles Kettering invented the electric ignition and starter motor. Cars could now start themselves.
    Kettering later introduced independent suspension, and four-wheel brakes. And By 1930, most of the technology used in automobiles today had already been invented.
  • Emissions regulations introduced

    Controls on harmful emissions initially introduced in California, the rest of the world soon followed suit.
    Safety devices also became mandatory – before this, manufacturers only included seat belts as optional extra
  • Energy crisis

    Energy crisis
    After the Arab oil Embargo beginning in October 1973, oil prices rocketed causing a world shortage. Though it was lifted a year later, the effect was explosive – especially in America, where huge gas-guzzling cars were the norm. Fuel economy was suddenly something to consider when buying a car.
  • Car Manufacturers get grreen

    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.
    Honda and Toyota initially introduced their petrol/electric hybrids to the Japanese market, before releasing them in America and Europe in 2002.
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