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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.
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 early automobile era played an important role in the development of modern cars. According to the views of historians, the automobile was not the result of an invention by a single person at a specific time but a result of many invention and innovations. Still, it is widely believed that Nicolas Cugnot, a French engineer, was responsible for the invention of the first automobile.