The auto industry is one of the new branches of trade, the beginnings were recorded at the end of the 19th century, but only as early as the mid-20th century, it was moving an arrowhead. Today, all car manufacturers are grouped into several large groups, so VW Group owns Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, Seat, Porsche… Renault-Nissan is practically a company, the French are grouped into the PSA group, Fiat owns Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati…
Under the concept of the car industry, there were more than 1000 car manufacturers, bodybuilders had special firms, but globalization and the desire for the greatest profit have led to the fact that today, for example, the same engine from Renault is embedded in both Dacia and Mercedes-Benz. All this led us to get the 11cars facts you did not know.
In the old days: begining and development
- The first car was patented by Karl Benz 1886, and it was called Benz Patent Motorwagen. He had three wooden wheels and a gas drive.
- Nissan has first merged hostesses and cars. The four Japanese became the first girls in 1936 who had the job to stand in front of the exposed cars in the showroom.
- Ray Harroun invented the first mirror in 1911. During the race, the Indy 500 used a mirror mounted above the reinforcement that allowed him to see rivals behind him.
- The great Hollywood star Florence Lawrence invented automobile luminaries. In 1914, she installed two flags on the rear bumper, which were raised by pressing the button to announce a change in direction.
- Mary Anderson invented the first automotive towels. She patented them in 1903, and she gave her a visit to New York during the winter of 1902 when she saw traffic slowed down, as drivers did not see well through a contaminated glass.
Facts form modern times
- Ferrari nurtures the tradition of an exclusive brand and deliberately produces only 14 cars daily, while, for example, Toyota generates as much as 13,000 every day
- The best-selling car in history is Toyota Corolla. Since the beginning of production in 1966, it has been sold in more than 40 million copies.
- The longest column in the history of road traffic was recorded in 2013 in Sao Paulo, and it was an incredible 309 kilometers.
- Research has shown that in cities without traffic lights and traffic signs there is up to 43 percent fewer traffic accidents.
- The most expensive new car in the world is neither Bentley nor Rolls-Royce, but Lamborghini Veneno, which is produced in only nine copies. It has 740 hp, achieves a top speed of 355 km / h, and costs as much as $ 4.5 million.
- Google’s self-propelled car went through more than 500,000 kilometers during the testing and was involved in just two traffic accidents. In both cases, there was a human error, and the result was only minor material damage.