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16 Nov 2017
1478 – Leonardo da Vinci invents the self-propelled car. This happens many years before anyone else is even thinking about automobiles.
1769 – Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot builds the first self-propelled road vehicle in France. This vehicle is a tractor for the French army. It has three wheels and moves at about 2.5 miles per hour.
1801 – In Great Britain, inventor Richard Trevithick builds a steam powered road carriage. It is considered to be the first tramway locomotive. It is designed for use on road, not railroad or off road
1832 – Robert Anderson invents the first electric carriage in Scotland. It is powered by non-rechargeable power cells.
cars today in 2017 are more efficient and help us get to one place to the other
Late 2000s – Many vehicle manufacturers begin to abandon once popular gas-guzzling SUVs for more efficient vehicles due to environmental concerns and the recession.
1997 – The first Toyota Prius is sold in Japan.
1974 – Air bags become a new car safety option.
1962 – Wisconsin becomes the first state to create a seat belt law. It calls for the seatbelt to be a standard requirement in automobiles.
1940 – The first four-wheel drive vehicle is designed for the U.S. Military. It becomes known as the Jeep.
1924 – The car radio is introduced.
1900- A steering wheel is designed to replace the steering tiller.
1893 – Brothers Frank and Charles Edgar Duryea invent the first successful gas-powered car in the United States.
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