Cars are so closely associated with human life that we consider it a natural thing. The question of what we would be like without cars is hardly ever asked. While the new car has only a history of over 200 years and is becoming more and more complete, safer and smarter to serve the increasing needs of people.
- 0.1 The first cars
- 0.2 Future smart car trend
- 0.3 Some of the world’s most famous car brands
- 1 Hyundai Santafe:
The first cars
The history of the world automobile industry began on January 29, 1886, when Karl Benz (Germany) received patent number DRP 37435 for his motorcycle tricycle. However, before that, the car that can be called the first car was the Fardier of the French Minister of Defense, invented by Nicolas Joesph Cugnot in 1771. This was a three-wheeled vehicle, equipped with a steam engine. speed 2.3 miles/hour. This bulky machine was never produced because it was too slow and heavy for a horse-drawn carriage.
Another Frenchman, Amedee Bollee, has launched a 12-seater car, although the engine is more improved, but once again this engine proves to be no match for the horse-drawn carriage! The feasibility of the car was only possible until the introduction of the internal combustion engine.
The year 1889 marked a turning point in the history of the world automobile industry when the car invented by Gottlied Daimler and Wilhelm Mayback was produced in Germany. This car was equipped with a 1.5-horsepower gasoline engine, two-cylinder 4-speed gearbox, and a top speed of 10 miles per hour. That same year, people also witnessed the birth of the gasoline engine also invented by a German, Karl Benz. Cars with new gasoline engines are produced in very small quantities in Europe and America.
Although not the country that invented the automobile, the United States is the land for the strong development of the auto industry when in the late 19th century and early 20th century there were 30 automobile manufacturers in the country. this country, with many famous brands such as: Ford, Chevrolet, Chresler, Cadillac, Dode, …
Along with Europe and America, there is also an emerging country in Asia, Japan. Japan’s first car was named Takkuri, produced by Uchiyama Komanosuke, the first automobile engineer in the land of the rising sun, in 1907. However, the small quantity and high price made Japanese cars unable to compete with Japanese cars. cars imported from the US.
During World War II, Japan only produced cars for the war. From 1952 new development started again. Japan rose strongly with the world’s leading car manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, and Nissan for export. The reason Japanese cars are widely popular because of their compactness, low fuel consumption, reasonable prices and especially durability, few problems.
The first Toyota was born in 1936, today there is no intact version due to complete destruction during World War II.
Up to now, Asia is still the place that produces the most cars in the world with the emergence of Korea, China, Taiwan… And the current trend, in addition to savings, good quality. Consumers are also looking for impressive design elements and high usability. Therefore, the price competition gradually loses its meaning, and is replaced by satisfying and eliciting customer needs.
Future smart car trend
After more than 200 years of development, modern cars are gradually becoming smarter than ever. They are not only perfect in design but also equipped with the smartest features, making the car safer, more enjoyable to drive and bringing practical utilities for modern life. of human.
A smarter car is a safer car
With smart, not-so-complicated features such as voice commands, automatic music control, phone calls, etc., it has brought interesting driving experiences. Enjoying the full range of in-car entertainment facilities can also sometimes lead to distraction. Along with that, self-driving car technology is increasingly effective.
Today’s more modern cars can automatically slow down if they perceive a problem in traffic, even with more subtle elements such as lane departure warning, warning when the Drivers show signs of distraction or rely on the map to automatically limit the maximum speed according to each road.
All of the above features, after all, are still aimed at ensuring human safety, so it can be affirmed that the smarter a car, the safer and more user-friendly it will be.
Self-driving technology – a great invention
In fact, features related to self-driving technology have been equipped on many luxury cars from leading manufacturers of car safety technology such as Audi, BMW or Volvo. However, driving by yourself instead of letting the car drive itself is what users enjoy more. Therefore, self-driving technology should only be integrated as an optional feature to contribute to human assistance.
Smart braking allows the vehicle to automatically press the brake pedal when images obtained from the camera and front sensors indicate that it is an unsafe situation. Or the “automatic backing” feature is also very useful in many situations that require experienced driving skills. These smart features have been successfully applied by major car manufacturers around the world.
Know what you need
The driver will feel “lighter” than ever by the technologies equipped on modern cars. Today, the computer system will automatically recognize the condition of the car, see what the car needs or have problems, and then notify the driver. Besides, smart features also contribute to making the maintenance and maintenance of the car simpler, thereby making the car more durable, and at the same time saving on vehicle maintenance costs.
Smart comes with convenience
Today’s big technology companies like Apple and Google are constantly refining car-specific utilities such as CarPlay and Android Auto, helping the car not only be a means of transportation, but also act as a helper. diligent work. A car can be turned into an office or entertainment. Smart features can help you monitor your vehicle’s performance and plan maintenance, while keeping you updated on upcoming events and schedules…
Currently, all automobile researchers, designers, manufacturers and manufacturers are focusing on developing technology according to three main trends and will unite to form a block for mutual development in the not too distant future. It is the technology of designing, manufacturing and manufacturing hardware that is in line with the times; intelligent control software technology and the use of artificial intelligence; connection and communication technology.
All three development directions above serve a single purpose, which is to turn a car from a mere means of transport into an intelligent “friend” capable of communicating and connecting with the surrounding things through the integration of artificial intelligence to make the car smarter and safer, more useful to humans.
Some of the world’s most famous car brands
Along with the outstanding development of the world economy in general and the automobile manufacturing industry in particular, today there are thousands of famous car companies born, but not everyone can grasp all the information. of these firms.
Each car company will have its own breakthroughs to attract customers, which can be sports cars, family cars, etc. with different designs, engines, and colors.
Volkswagen is a car company of German origin, it is one of the largest car manufacturing companies in the world owned by the Volkswagen Group. Its main market segments are Europe, and China. Volkswagen’s famous car line is now Audi cars, Bentley cars, Skoda cars, Lamborghini cars, Bugatti cars, SEAT cars, Porsche cars and Volkswagen cars .
Ford Motor is the next famous car company mentioned in this list. It is one of the world’s leading automakers with its headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan, in the suburbs of Detroit. The company distributes cars under the Ford brand name, while luxury cars take the Lincoln brand.
Fors applies methods of producing cars on a large scale with a large number of industrial workers through sophisticated, modern production processes.
The company’s business strategy is clearly reflected in the One Ford plan to expand the market and become a major global distributor.
BMW is a car company originating from Germany in the top 8 most famous car brands. The brand attracts consumers by its luxury, sporty design as well as great performance.
The company’s revenue in 2018 reached 41,525 million euros, and the number of employees reached 104,342 employees. Also in 2018, BMW distributed to the market about 928,151 BMW cars, 176,465 Mini brand cars, and finally 300 Rolls-Royce cars and 92,962 motorbikes.
Since its establishment, BMW’s German car has had a lot of changes in its logo, but no matter how it changes, it still retains the tradition with the main blue and white background and propeller design.
Mercedes-Benz is the next name mentioned in the list of the top 8 most famous car manufacturers. It is one of the world’s most prestigious automakers with a long history.
Initially, the car company was owned by Daimler-Benz. Currently the company belongs to Daimler AG, not only that, Mercedes – Benz is also a leader in introducing safety technologies and innovations to today’s cars.
Is a car company originating from Germany, specializing in the production and distribution of luxury cars under the Audi brand. This company is a member of the largest automotive group in the world.
Audi is currently headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany and is the son of the leading group in the automotive field – Volkswagen AG. Volkswagen Group has officially reused the Audi name after Audi joined hands as a member of the episode. And certainly it will not be strange if Audi AG is the name in the top 8 most famous car manufacturers today.
Toyota – Lexus
Lexus is a car segment originating from Japan Toyota. It was officially launched in the United States in 1989, Lexus is the car brand with the largest sales in this market. Until 2006, Lexus was officially present in 68 countries around the world.
In 2008, the car was officially distributed in Japan and was also the first car to be launched in the domestic market.
Lamborghini is a manufacturer of super expensive sports cars, originating from Italy in the top 8 most famous car brands. Currently, the company’s headquarters and production place is located in Sant’ Agata Bolognese, bordering Bologna, in the country of Italy.
Lamborghini is also a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG in Germany. Lamborghini officially competes with many strong rivals such as Ferrari or many other sports car distributors. The company was officially established in 1963 at the hands of Ferruccio – an Italian businessman.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size sport utility vehicle based on the Hyundai Sonata platform. Named after the city of Santa Fe in the state of New Mexico, USA. Santa Fe was introduced with the first version is the 2001 version and is Hyundai’s first sport utility vehicle, launched at the same time as the Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute and Pontiac Aztek.Santa Fe is an important milestone in the During the group’s restructuring program in the late 1990s, this sport utility vehicle became a successful product for consumers in the US. Santa Fe became popular at some point, Hyundai had difficulties in meeting demand. Santa Fe quickly became Hyundai’s best-selling product and contributed to Hyundai’s success in the US. In 2007, Santa Fe’s class was in the middle of a sport utility vehicle. small size Hyundai Tucson and luxury sport utility model Hyundai Veracruz.
VinFast (or VinFast LLC; abbreviated as VF), full name VinFast Manufacturing and Trading Company Limited, is a Vietnamese manufacturer of automobiles and electric motorcycles established in 2017, with Headquarter is located in Hai Phong city, led by Mr. James Benjamin DeLuca and Le Thanh Hai as CEO. This company is a member of Vingroup, founded by Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong. The company’s name is abbreviated from the phrase “Vietnam – Style – Safety – Creativity – Pioneer” (the letter Ph changed to F).
The company showcased its first design prototypes specifically for the Vietnamese market at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in France, including a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a sedan. These models were scheduled to launch in September 2019 but were actually delivered on July 28 of the same year. After cars, VinFast has started to produce and sell electric motorcycles and will continue to sell electric cars in the near future.
This is the first automobile brand in Vietnam, although it is still young, but it is highly appreciated and has a fast development speed, quality, friendliness, safety, value for money.