Automobiles – The Lifeline of the Modern Economy
Automobiles are the primary means of transport in most countries of the world. The automobile is also the lifeline of the modern economy.
The branch of Engineering that deals with the Manufacturing and Technology of automobile vehicles is known as Automobile Engineering.
The first automobiles were designed and built in Germany and France toward the end of the nineteenth century. But American engineers quickly came to dominate the industry. Henry Ford innovated mass production techniques that would revolutionize the way cars were made. He also focused on making his cars as affordable as possible, and his Model T ranabout sold for less than half the average annual wage in America in 1912.