Automobiles are one of the most common forms of transport in our society. They serve as an important lifeline for humans. In addition, they are complex technical systems with thousands of components.
The automobile industry has greatly accelerated transportation. Today, the industry produces 70 million new passenger cars annually. It is also responsible for making transportation more affordable for middle class families.
Motorcycles, on the other hand, do not fall under the definition of automobiles. Generally, a motorcycle is defined as a three-wheeled motor vehicle. But this classification does not apply to a motorcycle with a side car.
The first two-wheeled motorcycles were created during the mid-Victorian era. These bicycle-like contraptions were designed by Ernest Michaux of France. Other inventors attempted to create better motorcycles.
Aside from the design of a motorcycle, its stability depends on the engine and weight distribution. Newer manufacturing processes and aluminum engines have improved the stability of vehicles.
The automotive industry employs many scientists and research and development engineers. These individuals work on improving the chassis and drivetrain, emission-control systems, and control systems. This leads to the creation of new designs and subsystems.
For instance, Honda’s safety technologies include antilock brakes, adaptive headlights, and air bags. Also, the company has been developing fuel cells. Some of its concept vehicles include IMAS, KIWAMI, and the FCX fuel cell vehicle.
The company also has a strong presence in Africa. Several Chinese brands are also operating in the continent.