Have they ‘really’ changed?

DO YOU THINK THE AUTOMOBILES HAVE CHANGED MUCH IN THE PAST CENTURY?

This particular example of automobiles is especially valuable, because the auto industry has spent billions of dollars on research and product development in the last 100 years. Henry Ford’s first car had a metal chassis with an internal combustion, gasoline powered engine, four wheels with rubber tyres, a foot operated clutch assembly and brake system, a steering wheel, and four seats, and it could go 18 miles per hour.

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A hundred years and thousands of research hours later accompanied by billions of dollars invested, today we drive cars with a metal chassis with an internal combustion, gasoline powered engine, four wheels with rubber tyres, a foot operated clutch assembly and brake system, a steering wheel and four seats- and the average speed in a major city like London was around 17.5 miles per hour in 2001!

The safety and design have of course accompanied the times and new volume of cars and flights, but nothing of significance has changed in basic assumptions of final product. Though we did develop plans to scrap the entire combustion engine for an electrical design. But has it gone to an appreciable level? Definitely not.

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