Cars. It’s Our Invention...
We are now making them drive themselves. We all need them now since they are part of our daily lives. But have you ever wondered how they were made? Here it is.
There were lots of carriages a long time ago and they were very slow. In the 1700’s Karl Benz and his colleagues made a lightweight Motorwagen but it was fuelled with steam so it had to carry heavy amounts of coal and water hence making them a little bit faster.
In the second half of the 19th century Henry Ford saw Karl’s idea and decided to take it to the next level. He already had a thriving and well-known company. He asked his workers to make the same car only with a new kind of fuel and engine. He wanted the engine to have 10 pistons and the fuel to be extracted by a liquid in fossils and have it mixed with bio-chemicals. He would call it petrol or diesel. They thought he was crazy but he forced them to hence they did and it was a huge success.
The first ever car to be sold to public was Karl Benz’s original car in 1885.It had three wheels, no roof and had a top speed of 16 km/h (10 mph). It could have been outrun by a trotting horse!
Because of this creation people are driving faster than ever and driverless cars with artificial brains are becoming real. Let’s all hope that life will be easier.
Here is a story about a little car who wanted to win a race:
Tokyo was a little car and he was driving around his neighbourhood. He slowly rode back home and found his mother watching TV in the living room and eating mouth-watering popcorn with some warm butter. He joined his mother and found out that she was watching the F1 racing championships. ”So sweetie, how was your day?” He didn’t answer since he was so caught up with the TV. You see the F1 racing championships was always his thing and he loved watching the races and see who would win. He would love to be on the speedy track and look at the long grass between him and race to get 1st place although he knew that he was too small and that he hasn’t even tried racing yet. But then ……
Out of the blue a commercial appeared and there was a reporter on it. He said “Special Announcement! “Ooh! I love Special Announcements!” The reporter said “Now kids can drive into the leagues! Enter the kids championship F1 racing! “Tokyo, this might be your chance! I’ll sign you in!” Tokyo didn’t say anything. His mouth was gaping widely. He was going to the F1 leagues tomorrow to be in a race! He had to tell his Dad! “Dad! Dad!” Tokyo screamed proudly and continued “I’m going to the leagues!” “What the…” his Dad said.” This might be a mistake! If not, then ….!” His Dad started crying tears of joy. But Tokyo wasn’t there to see that. He wondered where he went. He was already outside, ready to practice. “That’s my boy!” His Dad said. He was actually faster than ever and practiced for a long time.
He woke up on the day very early and started changing and he had a headband on his forehead and changed to better tires and came down the stairs. He found his friends down at the living room to cheer him up. They started talking about the race. They told his family that his bully was also in the race and really wanted to beat Tokyo. Tokyo shouted “I’ll beat him!” and they all said, “YEAH!” Then it was time, the race had begun. Tokyo was speeding at the same speed as his bully but managed to take 1st place at the time then somebody was shoving everyone out of the way so that person got disqualified. Then soon it was Tokyo’s bully at 1st place. He was near the finish line too and his friends were still cheering him on. So he forgot about everything and focused hence amazingly he overtook his bully and thus went in 1st place. “I did it!” he shouted.
-By Incredible Aawaan