Centuries ago some great minds of the period created wheel to ease up their travelling process.On the foundation of which in the late 19th century the concept of automobiles was fabricated which marked the beginning of a new era and the rest is history.
The first ever engined car was designed in the year 1807 by François Isaac de Rivaz which was fueled by hydrogen but the concept gained popularity when Karl Benz was granted the patent of first engine in the year 1879 but it took around 7-8 years for the automobiles to gain popularity among the common public and since then there has been no looking back .The evolution of automobile industry has seen a very rapid growth thanks to people like Henry Ford and Enzo Ferrari for devoting their career to the industry and revolutionizing it.
The history or rather the journey of the automobiles has been very great and pleasing as evolution never took a step back instead it kept on taking big leaps as time passed by and now it has reached such a point where we are able to build "cars of the future".Talking of the car industry it is divided into 4 major categories- Sedan,Hatchback,SUV & MPV each made to suit different class of people.
A sedan is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A (engine compartment), B (passenger & driver compartment) & C cargo compartment. eg- Maruti Swift Dzire
A hatchback is a car body configuration with a rear door that swings upward to provide access to a cargo area.eg-Hyundai Elite i20
A sports utility vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle similar to a station wagon or estate car that is usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on-road or off-road ability.eg-Ford EcoSport
MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) is a car classification used in some countries to describe superminis or subcompacts which have taller build and often with a flexible interior layout.eg-Toyota Innova
There is a new totally different class of vehicles in the industry gaining popularity these days,"The Smart Electric Cars".They work on concept which is a fusion of electric power and AI.The use of AI is the most fascinating feature of these smart cars.With the help of AI these cars can learn to drive and make decision on its own like changing lanes,adjusting speed according to traffic,parking etc. thereby satisfying the actual meaning of automobile i.e. 'self-driving'. Interestingly,the learning process or the driving problems can be enhanced or tweaked with help of software updates.Moreover these cars very powerful too,when comes to power they show what kind of beast they are.The companies like Tesla,Chevrolet and Faraday Future are killing it in the industry with their flagship cars like the TESLA Model S,Chevy Bolt and FF91 respectively.Inspired by them,even the Cupertino's tech giant APPLE is also getting ready to step in the game with its smart electric car project "Titan" which is expected to be released in future soon.
The automobile industry has seen many reforms over the year and many more are yet to come so all we need to do is to wait and see what comes next.