June 30, 2021
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History of Car Technology
⟶ Updated 29 Jan 2020 ⟶
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The First Car was Invented - The first true automobile was invented by Karl Benz from Australia
Ford Produced Model T - It is 20 hp petrol engine could reach a speed of 40 mph which is slower than a galloping horse
Electric ignition starters - Electric ignition starters were invented to replace manual hand cranks and to start the engine with a button instead.
Cigarette lighters - Wireless cigarette lighters had a removable component that was heated by electricity
Car radio -The first car stereo was created in 1930 in monophonic AM frequency. For the first time, driving could be set to music, though it would be another 22 years before the first radio capable of receiving FM frequency was added to a car, in 1952.
Coil spring suspension - Many carmakers began looking at ways to make driving more comfortable, and they landed on coil spring suspension
Car keys - Looking for a better way to get the car running, Chrysler invented a technology to start both the electric starter and the ignition. It placed this power inside a key and soon everyone was using one.
Power steering - Power steering technology uses hydraulic power to amplify the pressure on the wheels as you as you turn the steering wheel, saving you so much elbow grease
Air conditioning - The Chrysler Imperial was the first production car to have air conditioning as an option.
Seatbelts - The modern three-pin seatbelt was invented by Nils Bohlin, Volvo’s first safety engineer. Volvo decided to give away the patent to other carmakers for free, knowing it would save lives.
Electric windows - The smooth buzz of rolling down an electric window was originally only available on luxury models,and it was usually an optional extra on most cars until quite recently. But eventually winding down your car windows became a thing of the past.
windshield wipers - Until this point, windscreen wipers had only had one speed, no matter the weather. Ford changed this to adjust the speed.
ABS technology - ABS or Anti-Lock Braking System, is a clever technology that stops the wheels locking up during sharp braking, preventing skidding.
CD players - echnology called CDX-1 became the first car CD player, eventually supplanting cassette tapes, which had become old technology.
Airbags - Previous iterations of airbags were installed in US government cars from the 1970s, but in 1988 Chrysler introduced the first production airbag. Originally they were just for drivers, but today airbag technology can be placed all around the car to protect all passengers.
GPS sat nav - There were versions of GPS sat nav systems built in from the early 90s, but the US military added interference to the signals as they guarded the technology closely.
Tesla autopilot - Elon Musk was the first to offer autopilot technology on the Model S. It’s the first commercially available driver assistance that can steer the car and even change lanes on the motorway.
Self-driving cars - 2020 is the projected release date of Google’s self-driving car, the Waymo. It completed its first driverless ride on public roads in 2015 in Austin Texas with a blind man behind the wheel.
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