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CARLAND: A Century of Motoring in America

GOOD Transparency Issue009 Mar/Apr 08 ON DRIVING Automobile History 1984 1908 1984 FIRST MANDATORY Ford Model T introduced (21 mpg). START Sammy Hagar releases "I Can't Drive 55." 1990 SEAT BELT LAW 1990 CLEAN AIR ACT 1982 1911 Knight Rider premiers on NBC. Amended to reduce air pollution First Indy 500 race takes place on Memorial Day. CARLAND 1981 The Clean Air Act 1992 DeLorean DMC-12 is first sold. requires the EPA to set limits on air pollutants emitted from the tailpipes of 1912 First civilian version of the Humvee (10 mpg). Traffic signals introduced. new motor vehicles. States with higher air pollution must use oxygenated gasoline. 1996 Provides funding to states for the construction of A century of motoring in America. LEADED GASOLINE BANNED 1980 two-lane interstate 1997 highways. GM offers EV1 electric car for lease. 1975 1920 Catalytic converter becomes standard to reduce car emissions. 2000 Travel trailers, a 1920 predecessor to mobile homes, are introduced. 1974 Cadillac Ranch opens in Amarillo, TX. 1921 = 1 million barrels of gasoline used per day in the United States. FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT 2000 The first car phone weighed go pounds and ran off a car battery. First car GPS system patented. 1973 First environmental law in the U.S. to include a provision for citizen lawsuits. 1955 1956 Oil Crisis! Originally called a Cigar Lighter Receptacle, since it was intended to be used for cigars, not cigarettes. 1950 Lose a turn. James Dean dies in car accident in FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT 1956 To ensure troop deployment in an emergency. First car phone released in Stockholm. California. 2001 Toyota Prius first sold in the 1948 R.I.P. Super Car 1926 Car cigarette lighters introduced. Power windows invented. 1970 U.S. (46 mpg). CLEAN AIR ACT EXTENSION Bush Administration cancels federal program to design fuel-efficent "super car" after 5 years and more than $a billion of federal 1940 Willys Jeep Wagon was replaced by the Jeep Wagoneer in 1965. 1948 1945 First car air- In-N-Out conditioning. 1940 opens the first drive-through. Cruise control invented. California opens its first freeway. 1960 1970 money spent on research. 1946 Jeep introduces the first SUV. 2003 In 2005, Americans spent 19 cents out of every dollar earned on transportation. GM cancels all EV1 leases. 1930 1940 The Dymaxion could transport up to 1l passengers at speeds as high as 120 mph. 2005 The Motorola model ST71, originally sold for between $110 and S130. 1963 CLEAN AIR ACT First enacted. Average fuel efficiency of a 2008 1968 new car is 1933 Dymaxion car designed by Buckminster Fuller (30 mpg). 17.2 mpg. 1935 First aed. 1965 1930 1932 1933 Lead becomes a fuel additive in the U.S. to improve gas mileage. First drive-in theater opens. Ralph Nader publishes First car radio. First parking meter. Unsafe at Any Speed. SOURCES Energy Information Administration CREDITS Coleen Corcoran and Joe Prichard

CARLAND: A Century of Motoring in America

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Cars are a part of our daily lives. Not only are they a form of transportation but some people spend so much time in their vehicle that it's like a second home. Some people even think of their car as ...

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