The History of Automobiles
An automobile is a vehicle that travels on two or more wheels. They are often made in many colors, shapes, sizes and styles.
They have a variety of controls for driving, parking, passenger comfort and lights. Most cars today are propelled by an internal combustion engine that uses a fuel such as gasoline or diesel.
The automobile has changed the way Americans live. They have become more independent, and they have had a great effect on the United States economy.
It has also changed the way we interact with each other and the environment. It has saved people time and money, and it has helped people to travel safely.
During the 1800s, engineers and scientists discovered a way to make an internal combustion engine work. In 1806 a Swiss engineer named Francois Isaac de Rivaz invented the first engine that was designed to use an injected mix of hydrogen and oxygen to produce energy.
His invention was called an “internal combustion engine” or “ICE.”
Karl Benz built the world’s first automobile in 1885 and patented it on 29 January 1886. He and his wife, Bertha Benz, drove it on a 106 km (about 65 mile) journey that demonstrated its practical use.
The American automobile industry grew rapidly during the late 19th century and early 20th century. During that time, factories were built to produce the parts and the fuel for these vehicles. The manufacturing process allowed companies to make automobiles at a much lower cost, and the mass production of these vehicles created many jobs for Americans.