The First Cars

Self Driving Cars

Self-driving cars have been around for quite a long time and will continue to be around probably forever because people are beginning to not use their own cars as much. The reasons for this ranges from the realisation that cars emit CO2 which is causing global warming, to gas prices and all the way to the undeniable increase in traffic. Self-driving cars have become and will continue to become more and more popular in the upcoming years because of Elon Musk’s fantastic ambitions through his company called Tesla to fix the global warming issue with the hyperloop and electric cars (that have the ability to drive themselves). The first ideas of Self-driving cars have been around for many years dating back to the days of Leonardo De Vinci, when he designed a self-propelled cart. In 1925, the first ‘driverless’ car was created and showed to the public by a company called Houdini Radio Control. Even though the public saw this car as merely entertainment they didn’t know that this would later on become something spectacular. Even though the car was not actually driving itself it was a great start to a great race. While the car was driving someone was in another vehicle just behind the car controlling it remotely. In 1926, just a year after the first self-driving car another company called Achen Motors created their own self-driving car and showed it to the public just like Houdini Radio Control did with the basically the same technology. They still needed someone to control the car from a far. The vehicle was called “Phantom Auto” and they drove it around in Milwaukee. These companies started something amazing that will never be forgotten.

Pic of self driving car
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