In terms of the lives of average people, there is little doubt that the automobile is the most revolutionary invention in the history of transportation since the wheel. The gasoline engine was originally selected for automobiles because it could operate more flexibly over a wide range of speeds, and the power developed for a given weight engine was reasonable; it could be produced by economical mass-production methods; and it used a readily available, moderately priced fuel.
Thanks in part to Henry Ford, automobiles are just about everywhere: in cities, small towns, and even in rural areas, where it’s too far to walk from place to place and there’s very little public transportation. The 2015 Los Angeles auto show is now in the books, and AUTOMOBILE editors picked 10 highlights from the many debuts including the Fiat 124 Spider, the Buick LaCrosse, and the Mazda CX-9. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Indian automobile sector is expected to grow by up to 13% in 2011. The simplest automobile transmission is the sliding-spur gear type with three or more forward speeds and reverse. Honda and Toyota initially introduced their petrol/electric hybrids to the Japanese market, before releasing them in America and Europe in 2002.
Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal called the four-cylinder, fifteen-horsepower, $600 Ford Model N (1906-1907) the very first instance of a low-cost motorcar driven by a gas engine having cylinders enough to give the shaft a turning impulse in each shaft turn which is well built and offered in large numbers.” Deluged with orders, Ford installed improved production equipment and after 1906 was able to make deliveries of a hundred cars a day.
Exterior-impact energy-absorbing devices include the structural elements of the chassis and body, which may be tailored to deform in a controlled manner to decelerate the automobile more gradually and, as a result, leave less force to be experienced by the occupants.
Further increases in vehicle weights and speeds made even hydraulic brakes difficult for drivers to operate effectively, and automobiles consequently were equipped with power brake systems. Suzuki is one of the most sought after brands when it comes to two-wheelers like bikes and scooters The manufacturer believes in the philosophy of value packed products and thus is known to manufacture finest automobiles. The Indian government encourages foreign investment in the automobile sector and allows 100% FDI under the automatic route. Automobile Design Graphics presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of this mostly forgotten breed of collateral advertising.