Interesting Automobile Trivia: Share Your Knowledge Here


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This thread deserves all interesting facts about any cars & bikes in the world. Pour in as much as possible!

  • The world's longest traffic hold-up was between Paris and Lyon on the French Autoroute in 1980. it was about 110 miles long.

  • An airbag takes only 40 milliseconds to inflate after an accident.

  • In its 1st year the VW Beetle sold only 330 cars in the United States.

  • Windshield wipers were invented by a woman.
 
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More about Airbags!!

  • An airbag moves up to 4500 mph within a second when triggered. A force of 200g is generated. They are designed to explode at an impact speed of 19 mph. The bag inflates within 40 milliseconds of a crash.

You can also post some Dhaya!!
 
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Second Largest traffic !

  • A more recent contender for the title was a 100 mile long traffic Jam, near Hamburg in Germany in 1993.
  • The First Japanese car in the United States was the Honda Accord manufactured in November 1982.
 
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More about Airbags - First used in 1973 (I was born that year, though that is not part of the Trivia!)
An automatic deflation of the airbag starts taking place as soon as complete inflation is achieved, this is to absorb the impact of the face / body.
 

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My two cents:

- The first Indian to own a car was Jamshedji Tata but the person to own a car in India was Forster of Crompton and Greaves.

- 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.

Drive Safe,
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Victoria, in Australia was the first state worldwide to make seat belt wearing compulsory for drivers and front-seat passengers, in 1970!!
 
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  • Chevrolet Imphala was one such car that had enjoyed a breaking sales record of more than one million in 1965.

  • The first cars used lever instead of steering wheel.
 
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The first Indian built private car was made in 1946, by Hindustan Motors. The car was identical to the 10 HP Morris M. This was the forerunner of the Amby.
 
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Found out that in the Czech language, Skoda literally means "Damage".
Well, given the spare part prices in India, I am hoping that it is not true!!
 
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  • The first car race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The track ran from Chicago to Evanston. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose average speed was 71.5 miles per hour.
  • In 1924 a Ford automobile cost $265.
 
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