Automobiles – A Major Role in Our Lives
The branches of engineering which deal with the manufacture and technologies of automobile vehicles are called Automobile Engineering. Today Automobiles play a major role in our lives, without which the luxuries of modern world cannot be imagined. The main function of an Automobile is to transport people and goods from one place to another.
The modern automobile is usually driven by a water-cooled, piston-type internal combustion engine with its power being transmitted to the front wheels or all four wheels. Occasionally, the engine may be air-cooled. The transmission system may be either a conventional automatic or a continuously variable transmission.
In the early 21st century, manufacturers have begun to include an increasing amount of automatic safety equipment that detects conditions that indicate the vehicle is about to lose stability or control and takes action (such as accelerating, applying the brakes, or automatically locking the doors) to prevent accidents. This type of equipment is becoming mandatory on many new cars, and may also be available on a more limited basis as an option on less expensive models.
The biggest advantage of owning a car is convenience. With it, you can travel any distance at any time without having to wait for a bus or rely on friends. Additionally, you can save on gas money and not have to worry about sharing space with strangers. Finally, owning a car allows you to have more privacy since you can keep all your personal belongings inside the vehicle with you.