Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot invented the first self-propelled road vehicle in 1769.
The early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras, based
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The History of the Automobile. Starting in the late 1700's, European engineers
began tinkering with motor powered vehicles. Steam, combustion, and electrical
In 1771, Cugnot drove one of his road vehicles into a stone wall, making Cugnot the first person to get into a motor vehicle accident. Steam engines powered cars by burning fuel that heated water in a boiler, creating steam that expanded and pushed pistons that turned ... More »
The history of the automobile it is estimated that over 100000 patents and dozens
of inventors created the modern automobile.
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The history of the automobile is very rich and dates back to the 15th century when
Leonardo da Vinci was creating designs and models for transport vehicles.
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