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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 early car history before the year 1800 is short and not very accurate since there are not a lot of records from that time. Both of the mentioned cars were either not confirmed at all or there is doubt that they really worked:
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.