The Automobile's Role In History

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The automobile has played a very concise role in human history. It has helped us with transportation over larger distances and allows people to live farther away and commute to work instead of living close by. It didn’t inherently start in the United States, but it most definitely did take off the fastest in the United States. Cars have played a huge role particularly in american history, and it also impacted how we do automation as well as improving everyone’s lives. To understand what is so important, however, starting at the very beginning must be in order.Automobiles originated from Germany and France, but they were not as widespread, only having slight niches in select parts of the countries. It wasn’t until Henry Ford built his first…show more content…
This attracted Ford a lot of attention from investors, who were willing to fund the projects for the next seven years, and that is where he founded his own company which he called ‘The Detroit Automobile Company’, later named ‘The Henry Ford Company’ in 1899. Over the course of three years, his investors grew impatient with Ford, as he was busy perfecting his own designs until he eventually left to form his own company yet again, called ‘The Ford Motor Company’. Ford wanted his vehicles to be perfect for the consumer, and after a month of working in his new company, he finished his newest creation, known as a ‘Model-A’. The factory that made these cars were operating at a snail’s pace, only producing a handful of cars a day. This led Ford to try and invent new ways to make the process of building cars much quicker and cheaper, so that it can be bought by the consumer at a reasonable price by means of producing so many of them, and so, the ‘Model-T’ was invented, which was an extremely successful…show more content…
Since it was too costly to keep around so many workers, companies had to cut down on employees. This may seem like a bad thing, but it was all done so they could focus on a small handful of employees to make them just as good, if not, better than the regular amount of employees. To do this, they had to emphasize teamwork and Involvement with the company staff, because they realized happy workers equals more production. Companies also had to understand the people they were selling their cars to, and they realized that if they wanted to keep their customers from going to the competition, then they would have to do things extremely differently, and change their current methods of car production. They did away with styling and forced obsolescence, because companies realized that people aren’t buying into cars as much as they did during the big automotive boom when the big three came into play. Instead, what they favored was safety in their vehicles, which is played out by the fact that people started a lot of families after world war two, which also gave rise to the baby boomers. It was more or less the importance of protecting your family in case the worst case scenario happened, like getting into a car crash with your family in the car. Fast forward to today, and car companies are still doing the same exact thing they always have been doing. They are trying to get into
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