definition of car

It is not a question of confusing anyone, since everyone can interpret this definition in different ways: on the one hand, there are those who consider to the word car What the car that we all know and see rolling down the street and, on the other hand, there are those who interpret it as the traditional animal-drawn cart used by our great-grandparents or those that appear in the movies of cowboys. But, in this case we are going to take the word as they use it to a greater extent the Mexicans, which means purely and exclusively car. Indeed, there are many Latin American nations in which the word "car" is unequivocally associated with the automobile, perhaps by a kind of ancestral analogy in which traditional mobiles moved by horses, donkeys, mules or even oxen gave way to the powerful engines with which, today, our "cars" they cross the roads of the world.

Many will ask: do you need to explain to me what a car, automobile or motorized in 4 tires Yes I already know him since I was born? I answer them: and why not? It never hurts to know in more academic words what drives us to work daily or take us for walks on the weekends. Car, it is nothing less than a vehicle self-propelled intended for the transport of people, animals and objects with capacity between 1 and 9 seats. In other words, if we had more seats, we would already be talking from a school bus or public passenger transportation. Likewise, it is convenient to separate the concepts that actually concern cargo transfer vehicles, such as trucks of different sizes and capacities.

What especially characterizes a car is, without a doubt, that usually has 4 tires that take you from one place to another powered by a motor. But, first of all, I would like to be even more of a professor and take you on a journey through history: the car emerged in Germany in 1886 hand in hand with Karl Benz, from there they can deduce the name of the first known automaker on the planet, Mercedes Benz (Not for nothing is it considered the oldest car manufacturer in the world). Previous experiences occurred a few decades earlier, with the most varied results. Even, in strict historical terms, it is possible to attribute the first theoretical model of the modern car to the sketches of the great Leonardo da Vinci, who in Renaissance times drew up the rudiments of motor vehicles for the transfer of passengers. In the same way, it is worth remembering that he dared to propose the first mobiles with the ability to defy gravity and give rise to airplanes.

Also, as an interesting fact, I tell you that the first trip at a considerable distance was made in 1888, where one of the first chariots driven by Bertha Benz traveled some one hundred and five kilometers from the German city of Mannheim to Pforzheim. These technical resources quickly crossed the oceans, initially reaching explosive popularity in the United States and taking their first steps in South America. In the particular case of Argentina, the use of the first local automobiles is remembered, in the context of the colossal task of Engineer Horacio Anasagasti and his collaborators.

This expansion of the use of cars led to remarkable consequences. Among the positive aspects, mention is made of the formidable generation of jobs in all the successive steps of the automotive industry, as well as the progressive "reduction of distances" motivated by the greater possibility of transferring people between different remote points. Similarly, it cannot be left out that cars have contributed to saving lives, turned into police vehicles, ambulances, firefighting systems and numerous other tools to improve quality of life and social performance. However, certain deleterious aspects have accompanied the greater availability of these cars, such as with their military use (assault vehicles), the pollution of the environment as a result of the use of fossil fuels and, especially, the greater morbidity and mortality that arose of inappropriate driving, with a large number of traffic accidents that have grown in parallel with the increased speed and power. However, technology has closely guarded these warnings and responded with the development of safer vehicles as well as cleaner fuels.

To close, it is important to clarify the different types of cars known: we have from sedans, coupes, compact, sports, trucks, SUV (sports utility), pick-ups and vans, among others.