AutoMobile Timeline

By definition an automobile or car is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own motor and transports passengers. The automobile as we know it was not invented in a single day by a single inventor. The history of the automobile reflects an evolution that took place worldwide.

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Layer Radio

A common feature of modern car radios is the "seek" function which allows tuning from one station to the next at the push of a button

Car Radio

10/01/1929

Pro: To hear the news about the world , and listen to nice music.
Con: Distracts , may lead to car crash

Environmental Impact: Music being played to loud
Economical Impact: contributed to changes in employment distribution
Societal Impact: new music faster
Political Impact: hear the news faster

Car Radio For The Toyota Crowd Model

10/01/1955

Pro: Listen to music & hear news
Con: Bad News
Environmental Impact: more items used to make it
Economical Impact: listen to music in cars
Societal Impact: causes more crashes
Political Impact: cost money

8-Track Stereo System

07/01/1967

Pro: LIsten to your own personal music
Con: Breakable
Environmental Impact: Grew from a booming automobile industry
Economical Impact: Popular in the 1970’s
Societal Impact: music spread around faster
Political Impact: got revolutionized

CD Player

10/01/1983

Pro: Listen to personal music that are easy to manage
Con: CD are easy to lose & break
Environmental Impact: junk yards
Economical Impact: More people using this instead of playing the radio
Societal Impact: play what you want you want to hear
Political Impact: more money

In-Car DVD Player

10/01/2000

Pro: Control the movie
Con: Distract the driver , may lead to crash

Environmental Impact: kids watching movies in the car while in the car
Economical Impact: more fun in vehicles
Societal Impact: kids wont have to be bored

Political Impact: cost money

AV System

10/01/2004

Pro: Easy to find location
Con: not listening to the directions correctly
Environmental Impact: reuse serviceable racks and hardware
Economical Impact: get where you need to faster
Societal Impact: it talks to you when needed to do something
Political Impact: all police cars and taxi’s have them

DMV

The Department of Motor Vehicles enhances traffic safety through the testing and monitoring of drivers.

Drivers License

January 1, 1888

Pro: Identification

Con: Easy to lose

Environmental Impact: Bad because of the carbon dioxide that cars gives off

Economical Impact: Dangerous because of how many teens are on the road driving reckless

Societal Impact: Terrible because of people drinking and driving

Political Impact: Good , because with your license you can vote

Citations (Copy and Paste Links):

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver'slicense
static.reuters.com/resources/media/editorial/.../Survey
summary.pdf
www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/DrinkingAndDriving.html
faculty.washington.edu/mbarreto/research/VoterIDAPSA.pdf

Registration Plates

August 14, 1893

Pro: Easy to identify cars , & can express freedom of speech

Con: Can be easily removed

Environmental Impact: Good , because now they have special environmental plates

Economical Impact: Plates are made of titanium & thats very light , so thats good

Societal Impact: Awesome because you can personalizes your plates

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Citations (Copy and Paste Links):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plate#
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/gayplates.htm
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eoeeasubtopic&L=5&L0=Home&L1=Grants+%26+Technical+Assistance&L2=Grant+%26+Loan+Programs&L3=Massachusetts+Environmental+Trust+(MET)&L4=Environmental+License+Plates&sid=Eoeea
http://www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/ti.htm
http://www.wisegeek.com/how-did-the-70s-energy-crisis-affect-the-united-states.htm

Car Safety Device

Devices that are used to prevent crashes or hurting yourself or the people around you.

Car Lights

10/12/1905

Pro: Helps vision
Con: Messes with peoples vision
Environmental Impact: uses natural resources to make the lights and light covers
Economical Impact: light pollution
Societal Impact: causes less wrecks
Political Impact: special red, white, and blue lights on police vehicles

Back Up Camera

1994

Pro: Helps back up the vehicle
Con: Can’t see from the sides
Environmental Impact: more plastic is being used to make the cameras
Economical Impact: cost more money
Societal Impact: prevents crashes
Political Impact: helps protect government officials

GPS

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS.

On Star

04/01/1955

Pro: Hands Free
Con: May not understand your words
Environmental Impact: Has a automatic crash notification
Economical Impact: Potential cost-savings for responsible customers
Societal Impact: Accessibility to affordable insurance for young drivers
Political Impact: Cant remove data logger in the car
Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OnStar#History
http://www.gm.com/vision/quality_safety.html
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/gm-cancels-onstar-policy-that-tracks-you-even-after-cancellation/

Navigation

10/01/1960

Pro: Help if you get lost or confused how to get there
Con: Not always accurate
Environmental Impact: Help limit air pollution emissions by enabling tows with many barges to move cargo long distances on considerably less fuel than trains or trucks would need to move the same amount of cargo the same distance.
Societal Impact: Privacy Policy Configuration
Political Impact: navigation-assisted minimally invasive total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) were compared with results of 50 conventionally performed TKAs with a minimum 1-year follow-up. NCitations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navigation
http://asacw.hqda.pentagon.mil/comnavigation.aspx
http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2010/proceedings/a7_besmer.pdf
http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=4073

Car I.D.

unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles

Vin Numbers

10/01/1954

Pro: use vin to find to find history on a car
Con: car thieves can use vin number to obtain duplicate keys to the car
Environmental Impact: car thieves using it to get a key to a car
Economical Impact: car theft
Societal Impact: being able to find history on any car just by using a vin number
Political Impact: keep track of cars

http://www.class-c-motorhome-info-made-simple.com/vin_number.html

Heart Of The Car

Makes the car move to different locations

Engine

10/01/1876

Pro: Moves the car
Con: without this you cant drive anywhere
Environmental Impact: carbon monoxide emissions that cause global climate change
Economical Impact: employment distribution
Societal Impact: streetcars, cable cars, and other forms of light rail to be replaced by diesel-burning motor coaches or buses
Political Impact: increasing and solidifying American auto-dependency

Body Work

Bodywork is a term used in alternative medicine to describe any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine. In addition bodywork techniques aim to assess or improve posture, promote awareness of the "mind-body connection", or to manipulate a putative "energy field" surrounding the human body and affecting health.

Air Pumps & Compressors

10/03/1829

Pro: successfully transfers air from air pump to the cylinders
Con: may malfunction
Environmental Impact: uses air
Economical Impact: pollution
Societal Impact: easier for people to use
Political Impact: successfully transfers air from air pump to the cylinders

Tires

10/01/1911

Pro: better vehicle performance
Con: coming off the rim while driving
Environmental Impact: 90% of all tires are made from synthetics
Economical Impact: pre-cure and mold-cure retreading processes will have a direct effect
Societal Impact: empty tires collect rain and become a perfect breeding grounds for mosquitos
Political Impact: reducing costs

Radial Tires

10/01/1915

Pro: reinforces the tire
Con: without radial tires your tire would be flexible and weak
Environmental Impact: burning tires creates air pollution
Economical Impact: recycle tires
Societal Impact: use tires to make different things
Political Impact: smoother on roads

Pressure Monitoring System

10/01/1980

Pro: makes sure you don’t put to much air in tires
Con: may put to much air in tires
Environmental Impact: under inflated, 57.5 billion of carbon monoxide into the air each year
Economical Impact: for every 10% of under-inflation on each tire there is a 1% reduction in fuel
Societal Impact: 40,000 accidents, 33,000 injuries, over 650 deaths per year due to tread seperation
Political Impact: fuel-efficiency is highly affected by under-inflation

Car Alarms

Built in alarms that sound when its triggered

History of Car Alarms

10/01/1920

Pro: Scare the robbers away
Con: May not be loud enough
Environmental Impact: Lower in Grand Theft Auto Crimes
Economical Impact: Companies are stopping the makings of car alarms because of the loud noises.
Societal Impact: People get upset because of the loud sounds from the alarm
Political Impact: Making the community better because of lower crime rates
Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_alarm

Remote Car Alarms

10/01/1980

Pro: Less Complex to work your car
Con: Easily broken
Environmental Impact: good because people are happier because of the less work we have to do to start our car.
Economical Impact: The car alarms usually drain your battery quicker.
Societal Impact: Cool, just for the simple fact of you don’t have to get off your couch to start your car.
Political Impact: less robberies
Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://www.autoalarmpro.com/
http://www.directed.com/Support/FAQ.aspx
http://www.answers.com/topic/environmental-issues-impact-on-security

First Cars

The 1st cars that were created by different companies.

Henry Ford's Ford Model T

01/12/1900

Pro: Faster than walking
Con: Only seats 4-5
Environmental Impact: Destroyed the environment because of the carbon dioxide from the car.
Economical Impact: Very expensive

Societal Impact: only wealthy people owned this vehicle
Political Impact: Made the foundation for other cars in centuries to come.
Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://inventors.about.com/od/fstartinventors/a/HenryFord.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T

Toyota's Toyota Model AA

10/01/1933

Pro: Ride in luxury
Con: Small vehicle with little room to stretch
Environmental Impact: Made the roads easier to maintain because of the less room the vehicle need to more.

Economical Impact: Expensive
Societal Impact: People uses this car till the present day
Political Impact: Foundation to all other Toyota models.
Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Toyota

Production Line

The action of making or manufacturing from components or raw materials, or the process of being so manufactured.

Assembly

10/01/1913

Pro: Faster to create cars
Con: No room for error
Environmental Impact: Good because it provided the environment with new cars
Economical Impact: Saved money because it was quicker to produce the cars
Societal Impact: gave less people jobs
Political Impact: Opened up more jobs

Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002039F/assembly_line.htm

Lean Manufacturing

10/01/1990

Pro: higher quality , and shorter lead times.
Con: n/a
Environmental Impact: Makes the people happy because people get new cars in a short period of time.
Economical Impact: Lower cost
Societal Impact: more transportation
Political Impact: Opens Jobs
Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://rockfordconsulting.com/lean-manufacturing.htm
http://leanmanufacturingshop.com

Wifi In Cars

A wireless server to connect you the the world wide web

Internet

06/01/2011

Pro: Stay updated on your emails
Con: doesn’t work without wifi
Environmental Impact: No harm on the globe
Economical Impact: Very costly
Societal Impact: A awesome way to communicate to friends
Political Impact: stay up to date with the news
Citations (Copy and Paste Links):
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30998458/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/mobile-internet-makes-its-way-cars/#.TqBo3xw71BE