September 30, 2020
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History of Car Production
This timeline is about the automobile and its parts.
⟶ Updated 23 Oct 2018 ⟶
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Nicolas-Joseph Cugnut builds the first self-propelled car that was used for the army.
Richard Trevithick builds a steam powered carriage that is designed for road use. Not railroad.
Francois Isacc de Rivaz invents a combustion engine that uses a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen. Turns out to be unsuccessful.
Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenior created the first successful combustion engine.
Ford's Model T production rockets from 7.5 cars per hour to 146 car per hour because of the assembly line.
The car radio is made.
Alabama sets a maximum speed limit of 8 mph.
A steering wheel is designed.
The first Toyota Prius is sold in Japan.
GPS is introduced.
Air bags become a safety option.
New York become the first state to require the use of seatbelts.
The first four-wheel drive, all-purpose vehicle is designed for the U.S. Military. It becomes known as the Jeep.
The Interstate highway is created and it a creates a network of highways which connects all parts of the United States.
Ford's motor company opens.
First motor car invented.
First assembly line invented by Ford Motor Company.
Flashing turn signals invented.
First air conditioning system installed.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 becomes the fastest commercial production car.
Ford hopes to have a self driving car by this date.
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