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Exploring Your Car’s European Roots

EXPLORING YOUR CAR'S EUROPEAN ROOTS THE ROAD TO MODERN AUTOS STARTS IN EUROPE 1769 » ist self-propelled road vehicle debuts in France • Military tractor invented by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot > Uses a steam engine 1830s Electric cars invented in Scotland • Use rechargeable batteries > Tend to be slow and heavy 1886 • Karl Benz gets patent for gas-powered engine • Patent also covers 3-wheel car frame • Worked with Gottlieb Daimler on the engine 1889 Gottlieb Daimler builds 4-speed transmission engine > Foundation for modern engines 1889 1891 Mass car manufacturing begins in France • Panhard & Levassor and Peugeot > 1st publically sold cars RERCEDES 1891 Benz & Cie. gets its start • World's biggest car manufacturer by 1900 BENZ Major Auto Advances from Europe ALL-WHEEL DRIVE Mercedes, Porsche ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS • Mercedes ABS DIESEL ENGINE • Invented by Rudolf Diesel, 1st used by Benz and Mercedes 3-POINT SEATBELTS • Volvo Spotlight on Safety: Volvo's Accident Research Team • Launched in 1970 • Research serious accidents involving Volvos • Findings used internationally to improve road and car safety INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: PRECISION MOTORWORKS PRECISION TOTNITKS www.PRECISION-MOTORWORKS.COM Sources: O11701-614318-0-1-0-0-0-0o.html engine as-of-volvos-accident-research-team/

Exploring Your Car’s European Roots

shared by BrittSE on Mar 29
Did you know that Volvo has had an Accident Research Team since 1970? This team researches serious accidents involving Volvos to improve all road and car safety. Discover the details by taking a look ...


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