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Interesting facts about cars and the automotive industry

1. First cars used a lever instead of steering wheel.
2. The first auto insurance policy was issued in 1897 in Westfield, MA, USA.
3. Windshield wipers were invented by a woman. Mary Anderson received the first patent in November 1903 for a windshield cleaner: a mechanism in the form of arms, equipped with a rubber blade.
4. The first car radio has been made in 1929.
5. Seatbelts and unbreakable windshield were introduced avant-garde manufacturer Preston Tucker in 1948.



6. Most long queue of cars due to a traffic jam was recorded in 1980 between Paris and Lyon, France. The tail was about 200 km.
7. An airbag needs 40 milliseconds to open following an accident.
8. Ferrari factory produce 14 cars every day.
9. The city with the most Rolls Royces per person is Hong Kong.
10. The average person spends about. 2 weeks of life (336 hours) waiting for traffic lights change.

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Interesting facts about cars and the automotive industry was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by Le Crow