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The Automobile (1769) The first car was invented about 150 years earlier by a French military engineer. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot developed a steam-powered vehicle for transporting heavy artillery. His prototype was tossed aside due to design flaws, but is considered the world’s first car.

The Automobile (1769) The first car was invented about 150 years earlier by a French military engineer. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot developed a steam-powered vehicle for transporting heavy artillery. His prototype was tossed aside due to design flaws, but is considered the world’s first car.

Some mega-crazy inventions from the past that never quite caught on...surprisingly! #oldinventions #yesteryear #inventions #crazy

Some mega-crazy inventions from the past that never quite caught on...surprisingly! #oldinventions #yesteryear #inventions #crazy

A close-up of the steel spring tire, created as a substitute tire because of a shortage of rubber in Germany. 1917

A close-up of the steel spring tire, created as a substitute tire because of a shortage of rubber in Germany. 1917

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