• First Motor Car

    First Motor Car
    The first motor car was made on May 14th, 1886, made by Carl Benz.
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    Past and Modern Car Feats

    Anything past this point is a prediction of the future.
  • General Motors is formed

    General Motors is formed
    William Durant forms General Motors in Detroit, which later becomes a huge worldwide company.
  • Model T introduced to the public

    Model T introduced to the public
    Henry Ford releases the Model T car to the public, being the most affordable and reliable car for the middle class and production ran until 1927. Even today it is ranked the eighth most sold car of all time, selling over 16.5 million units.
  • First Traffic Light

    First Traffic Light
    Due to the growing use of cars and traffic, the first traffic light was invented and first used in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • The first moving assembly line was introduced

    The first moving assembly line was introduced
    The Ford Motor Company starts the first moving assembly line to keep prices low and supply high.
  • Dodge makes the first car body made of completely steel

    Dodge makes the first car body made of completely steel
    Dodge makes the first car body made of entirely steel for just about 700$, being an impressive feat for the time.
  • First American car with a hydraulic brake system

    The Duesenberg was the first American car with a four wheel hydraulic brake system, only using one brake instead of two or three, which is still used today.
  • First independant suspension system

    First independant suspension system
    The first independant suspension system allowed the wheel axles to move in independant directions of each other, making the car much smoother and giving it better handling, and minimized the amount of road shock and bumps felt.
  • Jeep introduced and used in WWII

    Jeep introduced and used in WWII
    The Jeep was made to be a all terrain traveling car during World War 2 and was used by the Allies during the war. Over 360,000 were made, and Dwight D. Eisenhower said that they were one of the three tools we used to win the war.
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    The International Highway System

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower approves a large construction project that will build an International Highway System that would make car travel among the country much easier and cheaper, as well as bringing it together more. Construction started on June 29th, 1956 and officially was completed on October 14th, 1992 but with constant repairs on it still ongoing today. As of 2013, it is a total length of 47,856 miles and cost over $425 billion dollars.
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    Efforts begin to start reducing harmful car emissions

    In 1963 to modern day car makers have been trying to reduce their car emissions as low as possible to try and keep the Earth clean.
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    Japanese car companies become extremely popular

    In the 1970's to 1990's Japanese car companies blow up in America and other countries world wide due to the same reasons as the Model T did, cheaper cars that did the same thing as American or German ones did. Companies like Toyota are still popular today, but not as they were back in that time period. However, they are still a world leader in the automotive industry.
  • Airbags begin becoming more standard

    As airbag technology advanced to be able to activate within 30 milliseconds of a crash, companies such as GM and Ford begin putting them in their cars more and more.
  • Fastest car record

    Fastest car record
    The British ThrustSSC (Thrust Supersonic car) travels at 762mp/h, almost enough to break the sound barrier at mach one.
  • Federal Legislation makes airbags mandatory

    As airbags became more and more accesible, federal law was passed to make them mandatory in every car.
  • Green Cars will become cheap and standard

    I predict by 2020 green, environmentally friendly cars will be much cheaper and accesible and very popular as well, with the government and media pushing people to buy these instead of CO2 burning cars.
  • Cars will become fully equipped with automatic driving technology

    Cars will become fully equipped with automatic driving technology, as the Google cars are already able too I predict that this will be standard by 2025
  • Cars will become lighter and faster

    I believe that once more and more cars have automatic driving or anti-crashing features, they will become lighter and more aerodynamic in order to travel at higher speeds. With this, speed limits will also be raised.
  • America will become a leading car manufactuer again

    As cars become more environmentally friendly, China will begin losing buisness due to spending more money manufacturing environmentally friendly cars, with another potential being other countries refusing to buy from them due to their huge factories. America or Japan will most likely be the next biggest manufacturer.
  • A new interstate system begins

    With cars furthering the United States economy we would most likely see a larger version of the one Eisenhower introduced, with larger roads built for higher speeds. Old highways would also be remodeled in this fashion. A worldwide interstate could also happen, with one that connects America to Canada, Mexico, South America, Alaska, and maybe even a bridge that connects Alaska and Russia through the Bering Strait.
  • Car industrial boom

    As cars get lighter and cheaper due to being safer, using less energy, and being made closer to home, an industrial boom begins in America with more car companies being introduced trying to make the best looking and diverse cars for the public, which may lead to hundreds of different car models that would look like they'd belong to the high classes being affordable for the middle and lower classes.
  • The United States Military begins making Jeep-like cars for the Army

    The United States Military would begin making advanced military vehicles, perhaps with an automatic targeting system that would be edited from the anti-crashing technologies in the cars already. Future wars would be fought with these new vehicles as they were in World War 2
  • Path to more environmental friendlyness

    As cars become a huge demand in America, more factories would have to be made, but due to people liking the more environmentally friendly cars, buisnesses will have to find ways to make factories pollute less, which could lead to an overall cleaner America.
  • Cars that can travel past the speed of sound

    I predict with almost complete certainty that there will be high tech cars that can travel from 1,000-2,000 mp/h by 2035.
  • More research into the transportation industry begins

    More funding for automatic transport is being funded, which could lead to cars able to hover and simulate flying and/or using new methods of energy for cars, such as solar or nuclear powered cars.
  • Nuclear powered cars

    By 2045 I believe Nuclear powered, magnetically hovering cars would become popular as it would be cheap after learning how to harness nuclear energy and magnetic fields to make cars that can hover on roads.