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Driving a car back and fro from work has shown us our dependence on it. Read on to find the humble beginnings of this everyday objects and its turbulent history.
There are many definitions of the car. Some said steam-powered coaches are cars and others, like Daimler-Benz (makers of Mercedes Benz) say that cars are light carriages for personal transport with three or four wheels, powered by a liquid-fueled internal combustion engine. Depending on your definition of a car, the automobile could have been invented by any number of people at any number of dates.
The development of the motor car can be traced back to 1769, when a French engineer Nicolas Cugnot invented the first steam powered car for use by the French army to haul heavy artillery. This start of the car history paved the way for further progress, and it is said that the modern automobile is the result of over 100.000 patents at various ages!
The history of automobiles is packed with fantastic inventions that led to the evolution of the modern car. Even though the first archetype of the modern automobile was credited to Karl Benz, in the year 1885, the very first self propelled vehicle was invented as early as 1769 by Nicolas Cugnot, who used steam engines to power the three wheeled vehicle.
Cars are an inevitable part of today’s world, with umpteen models adorning every nook and corner of the world. The birth of the car and its periodic evolution through the ages is indeed an interesting subject to many and is worth a thorough study. It is thought that the modern cars that we see on the roads today are the result of over 100,000 patents!
The evolution of cars down the ages has always been an interesting topic and has been filled with many startling facts. Although it is commonly believed that the first steam powered vehicle was built by Nicolas Cugnot in 1769, this is sometimes disputed by others, who put forward another theory that the first steam powered car was built as early as 1672 by Ferdinand Verbiest, a jesuit missionary in China. But very little information is available regarding this.
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 invention of the car is one of the most influential inventions in the human history and a beginning of a colorful car history. Still it is kind of hard to decide who invented the first car in history. Not because there aren’t enough data on that subject but because it’s a bit hard to define what is already a car and what is only an attempt to invent one.