A self-propelled passenger vehicle that usually has four wheels and an internal-combustion engine, used for land transport. The 1920s saw tremendous growth in automobile ownership, with the number of registered drivers almost tripling to 23 million by the end of the decade. Frequently overlooked in design and automotive histories, this ephemera offers a lucid mirror image of tastes, consumerism, and buying habits since the dawn of the automobile. His unrivaled private collection of ephemera has been featured in museum exhibitions around the world and in dozens of books. The automobile plants in India are ranked among the best in the world in terms of quality and productivity.
On 5 November 1895, George B. Selden was granted a United States patent for a two-stroke automobile engine ( U.S. Patent 549,160 ). This patent did more to hinder than encourage development of autos in the United States Selden licensed his patent to most major American automakers, collecting a fee on every car they produced.
Specially formulated gasoline is essentially the only fuel used for automobile operation, although diesel fuels are used for many trucks and buses and a few automobiles, and compressed liquefied hydrogen is being used experimentally. Government of India aims to make automobiles manufacturing the main driver of ‘Make in India’ initiative, as it expects passenger vehicles market to triple to 9.4 million units by 2026, as highlighted in the Auto Mission Plan (AMP) 2016-26. The laser provides flexibility and efficacy, and contributes to the sustainable development of processes in all areas of automobile assembly and production. The growth of the automobile industry caused an economic revolution across the United States.
A major change in automobile design since World War II was the introduction of ponton style, in which running boards were eliminated and fenders were incorporated into the body. The modern city with its surrounding industrial and residential suburbs is a product of the automobile and trucking. Automobiles are steered by a system of gears and linkages that transmit the motion of the steering wheel to the pivoted front wheel hubs.
As the engine and passenger compartment in automobiles beginning in the 1930s in Europe and the United States were moved forward to improve riding comfort and road-handling characteristics, the distribution of weight between the front and rear wheels was shifted toward the front.