Automobiles – A Lifeline to Humans
Automobiles are self-propelled vehicles, usually four-wheelers & equipped with engines for transportation. The branch of Engineering which deals with the manufacturing and technology of these vehicles is known as Automobile engineering. Today automobiles play a major role in our lives. Without them luxuries of our modern world cannot be imagined. They are used for both passenger & goods transport & act as a lifeline to humans.
The first automobiles were designed and perfected in Germany and France toward the end of the nineteenth century by such pioneers as Gottlieb Daimler, Karl Benz and Nicolaus Otto. But it was American Henry Ford who brought mass production to the automotive industry in 1910 with his Highland Park, Michigan factory. His affordable Model T runabout sold for about $575 in 1912, less than the average annual wage at that time. With Ford’s revolutionary move to standardized car production, Americans soon became the world’s dominant auto makers.
OPENS UP OUR WORLD
One of the greatest benefits of owning an automobile is that it allows us to travel long distances easily. This expands our lifestyle and opens up new possibilities for where we can work, and what places we can visit. It also means we don’t have to rely on friends or family for transport and can be more independent. It also saves time that we would otherwise have spent on commuting, shopping and visiting friends and family. The convenience that it provides is invaluable and makes for a happier life.