Automobiles, four-wheeled vehicles for transporting people and goods, are the symbol of modern life. They symbolize both the promise and pitfalls of the new consumerist society.
They are a major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. They also require large amounts of oil and other fuels to be produced, causing environmental problems such as the pollution of water, air and soil. Having an automobile can help reduce these issues by choosing a vehicle that is fuel efficient, driving less and by maintaining it regularly.
AUTOMOBILES CAN EXPAND YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS
The automobile makes it possible to travel long distances and visit friends and family who live far away. This is a big benefit to those who have busy lifestyles or are trying to balance work and life commitments. It can save time on traveling and allow you to spend more time doing the things you love.
THE INVENTION OF THE AUTOMOBILES
The first car was built in the late 1860s by Siegfried Marcus, a German working in Vienna. His crude vehicle had a two-stroke internal combustion engine powered by gasoline. The following year Edouard Delamare-Deboutteville and Leon Malandin of France built a more sophisticated vehicle with a four-stroke liquid-fueled internal combustion engine. But when it was tested, a leak in the tank caused an explosion, destroying the frame and leaving the vehicle in ruins.