The Importance of Automobiles


Automobiles are a very important part of our life. Without them, the luxuries of our modern life cannot be imagined. It is a large part of the economy. Automobile Engineering is a branch of Engineering which deals with the manufacturing and technology of vehicles.

Automobile is a self-propelled vehicle designed for passenger transportation on land, using four wheels and an internal combustion engine fueled most often by gasoline (petrol). The modern automobile evolved from steam and electric powered vehicles that were being developed as early as the late 1700s and 1800s. The invention of the gas powered automobile by Karl Benz in 1885 marked the beginning of vehicular evolution.

The first cars did not have a windshield, rearview mirrors, turn signals or seat belts but that all changed with the invention of the assembly line by Henry Ford in 1908. This process allowed car manufacturers to produce many different models at a lower cost so they could be affordable to the general public.

The car also gave people freedom and independence. They did not have to wait on others for transport or worry about the bus arriving on time. It allowed people to travel from city to country and to visit family in the suburbs. The car also allowed women to drive which was a huge change in society as they did not always have the right or the money to travel by other means. Women also used their cars to promote the right to vote by driving around with “vote for women” banners.

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