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10 interesting facts about cars.


1. The smell of a new car is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds

Volatile organic compounds, sometimes referred to as VOCs, are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases. Along with carbon, they contain elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, sulfur or nitrogen.

2 .The journey to Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h) would take less than 6 months.

Often when we see drawings of the Earth and the moon, they look really close together.
Don’t be fooled! They’re actually really far apart. The moon is an average of 238,855 miles (384,400 km) away. How far away is that? That’s 30 Earths.

3. Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.

Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft 1901 Mercedes and Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first gasoline-powered automobile. The slogan for the brand is "the best or nothing".

4. 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.

Sugar cane is a tropical, perennial grass that forms lateral shoots at the base to produce multiple stems, typically three to four m (10 to 13 ft) high and about 5 cm (2 in) in diameter. The stems grow into cane stalk, which when mature constitutes around 75% of the entire plan.

5. 75%of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.

Rolls-Royce Limited owned a British luxury car and aero engine manufacturing business founded in 1904 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce. Rolls-Royce Limited was incorporated on 15 March 1906 as a vehicle for their ownership of their Rolls-Royce business. Their business quickly developed a reputation for superior engineering quality and for manufacturing the "best car in the world", building on F H Royce's existing standing.

6.Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsch.

Volkswagen group sells cars like Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen marques; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and commercial vehicles under the marques MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. It is divided into two primary divisions, the Automotive Division and the Financial Services Division, and as of 2008 had approximately 342 subsidiary companies. VW also has two major joint-ventures in China (FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen). The company has operations in approximately 150 countries and operates 100 production facilities across 27 countries.

7. The inventor of the cruise control was blind.

Ralph Teetor was inspired to invent cruise control one day while riding with his lawyer. The lawyer would slow down while talking and speed up while listening. This rocking motion so annoyed Teetor that he was determined to invent a speed control device. In 1945, after ten years of tinkering, Ralph Teetor received his first patent on a speed control device

8. Volvo made the three-point seatbelt design patent open and available to other car manufacturers for free, in the interest of safety. It saves one life every 6 minutes.

The 3-point seatbelt was developed to its modern form by Swedish inventor Nils Bohlin for Volvo—who introduced it in 1959 as standard equipment. In addition to designing an effective three-point belt, Bohlin demonstrated its effectiveness in a study of 28,000 accidents in Sweden.

9. In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the "green" alternative.

The predecessor of the auto was also a major polluter. The faithful, friendly horse was charged with creating the very problems today attributed to the automobile: air contaminants harmful to health, noxious odours, and noise.  At the beginning of the twentieth century, in fact, writers in popular and scientific periodicals were decrying the pollution of the public streets and demanding “the banishment of the horse from American cities” in vigorous terms. The presence of 120,000 horses in New York City, wrote one 1908 authority for example, is “an economic burden, an affront to cleanliness, and a terrible tax upon human life.”

10.The inventor of intermittent windshield wipers tried to sell his idea to the auto industry and was turned away. When they began showing up on new cars, he sued, and won

Kearns won one of the best known patent infringement cases against Ford Motor and a case against Chrysler Corporation. Having invented and patented the intermittent windshield wiper mechanism, which was useful in light rain or mist, he tried to interest the "Big Three" automakers in licensing the technology. They all rejected his proposal, yet begun to install intermittent wipers in their cars, beginning in 1969.

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