modern motor cars

modern motor cars

Modern Motor Cars

A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used globally for transportation in developed and developing economies, and giving rise to the automotive industry. Most definitions of car say they are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically have four tyres, and to be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car. In that year, German inventor Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Cars did not become widely available until the early 20th century. One of the first cars that was accessible to the masses was the 1908 Model T, an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Cars were rapidly adopted in the United States of America, where they replaced animal-drawn carriages and carts, but took much longer to be accepted in Western Europe and other parts of the world.
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Modern Motor Cars

A sanctuary of calm Understanding the needs and desires of the modern Rolls-Royce customer inspired the design of Phantom. Now in its second incarnation, it’s the purest expression of Rolls-Royce – uncompromised, contemporary and iconic. What does a 21st century Rolls-Royce look like? And how does it feel? These are the questions posed by Alan Sheppard, interiors visionary at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. From there, a ‘mind monologue’ was created. A verbal blueprint written to crystallise the Design team’s thoughts. This, along with more visual tools such as sketches and models, were vital in establishing Phantom’s style and characteristics both inside and out. It was essential that Phantom’s design met the needs of the modern Rolls-Royce customer, without losing the spirit and glamour of the classic Rolls-Royce motor cars. Sheppard was eager not just to design interiors with advanced technology, but also with personality and surprising details that hold our attention. This led the team to create an interior that achieves the best ride and the best comfort. A car with no compromises. SHARE: fb twitter linkedin
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Modern Motor Cars

What does a 21st century Rolls-Royce look like? And how does it feel? These are the questions posed by Alan Sheppard, interiors visionary at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. From there, a ‘mind monologue’ was created. A verbal blueprint written to crystallise the Design team’s thoughts. This, along with more visual tools such as sketches and models, were vital in establishing Phantom’s style and characteristics both inside and out. It was essential that Phantom’s design met the needs of the modern Rolls-Royce customer, without losing the spirit and glamour of the classic Rolls-Royce motor cars. Sheppard was eager not just to design interiors with advanced technology, but also with personality and surprising details that hold our attention. This led the team to create an interior that achieves the best ride and the best comfort. A car with no compromises. SHARE: fb twitter linkedin
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Modern Motor Cars

What does a 21st century Rolls-Royce look like? And how does it feel? These are the questions posed by Alan Sheppard, interiors visionary at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. From there, a ‘mind monologue’ was created. A verbal blueprint written to crystallise the Design team’s thoughts. This, along with more visual tools such as sketches and models, were vital in establishing Phantom’s style and characteristics both inside and out. It was essential that Phantom’s design met the needs of the modern Rolls-Royce customer, without losing the spirit and glamour of the classic Rolls-Royce motor cars. Sheppard was eager not just to design interiors with advanced technology, but also with personality and surprising details that hold our attention. This led the team to create an interior that achieves the best ride and the best comfort. A car with no compromises.
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Modern Motor Cars

Phantom A commanding presence, Phantom Family encapsulates contemporary luxury. Its signature design is complemented by modern features, with the potential to personalise it to the smallest detail. Born of the desire to build The Best Car in the World, Phantom is the result of complete creative and engineering freedom. When it came to designing the current Phantom Family, it’s fitting that the influence came from Sir Henry Royce himself: “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it doesn’t exist, design it.” From that challenge, Phantom was born. And the result is the definition of automotive design and technological perfection. Phantom is a timeless interpretation of the modern luxury motor car. With its powerful stance, iconic proportions and state-of-the-art technology, it’s the signature Rolls-Royce. The engine delivers an abundance of effortless power – a magic carpet-like ride – that creates a driving experience like no other. But the pleasure begins even before you own a Phantom, as you can choose the personal features to make your motor car truly unique. This is a motor car to be commissioned, to represent your personal expression.
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Modern Motor Cars

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Modern Motor Cars

Phantom is a timeless interpretation of the modern luxury motor car. With its powerful stance, iconic proportions and state-of-the-art technology, it’s the signature Rolls-Royce. The engine delivers an abundance of effortless power – a magic carpet-like ride – that creates a driving experience like no other. But the pleasure begins even before you own a Phantom, as you can choose the personal features to make your motor car truly unique. This is a motor car to be commissioned, to represent your personal expression.
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Modern Motor Cars

When it came to designing the current Phantom Family, it’s fitting that the influence came from Sir Henry Royce himself: “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it doesn’t exist, design it.” From that challenge, Phantom was born. And the result is the definition of automotive design and technological perfection. Phantom is a timeless interpretation of the modern luxury motor car. With its powerful stance, iconic proportions and state-of-the-art technology, it’s the signature Rolls-Royce. The engine delivers an abundance of effortless power – a magic carpet-like ride – that creates a driving experience like no other. But the pleasure begins even before you own a Phantom, as you can choose the personal features to make your motor car truly unique. This is a motor car to be commissioned, to represent your personal expression.
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Most cars are designed to carry multiple occupants, often with four or five seats. Cars with five seats typically seat two passengers in the front and three in the rear. Full-size cars and large sport utility vehicles can often carry six, seven, or more occupants depending on the arrangement of the seats. In the other hand, sports cars are most often designed with only two seats. The differing needs for passenger capacity and their luggage or cargo space has resulted in the availability of a large variety of body styles to meet individual consumer requirements that include, among others, the sedan/saloon, hatchback, station wagon/estate, and minivan.
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The automotive industry designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells the world’s motor vehicles. In 2008, more than 70 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide.
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In the United States, “from 1975 to 1980, average weight dropped from 1,842 to 1,464 kg (4,060 to 3,228 lb), likely in response to rising gasoline prices” and new fuel efficiency standards. The average new car weighed 1,461 kg (3,221 lb) in 1987 but 1,818 kg (4,009 lb) in 2010, due to modern steel safety cages, anti-lock brakes, airbags, and “more-powerful—if more-efficient—engines.” Heavier cars are safer for the driver, from an accident perspective, but more dangerous for other vehicles and road users. The weight of a car influences fuel consumption and performance, with more weight resulting in increased fuel consumption and decreased performance. The SmartFortwo, a small city car, weighs 750–795 kg (1,655–1,755 lb). Heavier cars include full-size cars, SUVs and extended-length SUVs like the Suburban.
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Cars are equipped with controls used for driving, passenger comfort and safety, normally operated by a combination of the use of feet and hands, and occasionally by voice on 2000s-era cars. These controls include a steering wheel, pedals for operating the brakes and controlling the car’s speed (and, in a manual transmission car, a clutch pedal), a shift lever or stick for changing gears, and a number of buttons and dials for turning on lights, ventilation and other functions. Modern cars’ controls are now standardised, such as the location for the accelerator and brake, but this was not always the case. Controls are evolving in response to new technologies, for example the electric car and the integration of mobile communications.
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The word “car” is believed to originate from the Latin word carrus or carrum (“wheeled vehicle”), or the Middle English word carre (meaning two-wheel cart, from Old North French). In turn, these originated from the Gaulish word karros (a Gallic chariot). The Gaulish language was a branch of the Brythoic language which also used the word Karr; the Brythonig language evolved into Welsh (and Gaelic) where ‘Car llusg’ (a drag cart or sledge) and ‘car rhyfel’ (war chariot) still survive. It originally referred to any wheeled horse-drawn vehicle, such as a cart, carriage, or wagon. “Motor car” is attested from 1895, and is the usual formal name for cars in British English. “Autocar” is a variant that is also attested from 1895, but that is now considered archaic. It literally means “self-propelled car”. The term “horseless carriage” was used by some to refer to the first cars at the time that they were being built, and is attested from 1895.

Published on May 1, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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