Automobiles are wheeled vehicles that are self-propelled by an internal combustion engine embedded in the vehicle itself. They are used to transport people, goods and other objects.
Cars are a common mode of transportation in the world and are an essential part of the developed economies. They have revolutionized many areas of society including education, healthcare and the social and economic lives of people around the world.
They provide freedom for the people to travel, explore new places and visit family or friends in their own convenience. They also help in avoiding congested highways and main roads.
The automobile industry has been a major contributor to the economic development of the countries of the world, especially in Asia and Europe. The automotive industry employs more than 1.4 billion people worldwide and accounts for a large percentage of the world’s total manufacturing output.
Its major components include the engine, transmission system and control. Other important parts are the steering mechanism and brakes.
The automobile was invented by Carl Benz in 1886, Germany. He patented the first motorwagen and began to sell it in 1888. Several other engineers, including Gottlieb Daimler, Nicolaus Otto and Emile Levassor, later perfected the concept of the motorcar.