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The automobile in general has recorded a fabulous path of progress right from the steam powered horseless carriages of the 1870s to the ultra modern highly technical models that we see today. The beginning of the twentieth century witnessed a commercial manufacturing of automobiles due to rapid improvement in technology.
The automobile, one of the most important inventions of mankind has resulted in a great many developments in the world. The early automobiles were dated to as early as 1672, although they were a far cry from the high-tech models that we see today. From the first models that were powered by steam, it has undergone a great deal of transformation. The invention of the internal combustion engine by Issac Rivaz in 1806 brought about a major breakthrough in the development of vehicles.
The general conditions of economy of this time has been responsible for the rise and fall in popularity of the automobile and the one time when it waned drastically was during the Great Depression as well as the World War after which, the automobile industry enjoyed a great deal of popularity. This period encouraged the car manufacturers to a great extent and they concentrated on providing the maximum possible benefits through their vehicles. Accordingly, they built cars not just to suit the whims and fancies of the ultra rich, but also to cater to the common man who had to save up pretty hard to own a car.
First Car And First Modern Automobile
Most of the automobiles that were invented in the early era were steam powered and were modeled on the basis of a horseless carriage. Although Nicolas Cugnot was credited with the invention of the first self propelled vehicle in 1769, it is Karl Benz who is known as the inventor of the modern automobile.
This is a timeline of the main events in the car history from 1920 to 1940: