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Transcript of Transportation Timeline
Timeline 3500 BC Carts are invented and become the first wheeled vehicles in history. 234 The wheelbarrow is invented. 1662 Blaise Pascal invents the first public bus - horse-drawn, regular route, schedule, and fare system 1783 - 1787 Steamboat invented. It used paddles on the side powered by steam to propel the boat forward. 1769 First self-propelled road vehicle invented by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot. It used the same technology as a steamboat's motor. 1790 Modern bicycles invented. 1814 George Stephenson invents the first practical steam powered railroad locomotive 1862 Jean Lenoir makes a gasoline engine automobile 1867 First motorcycle is invented 1885 Karl Benz builds the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal combustion engine 1908 Henry Ford improves the assembly line for automobile manufacturing 1926 First liquid propelled rocket launched 1969 First manned mission (Apollo) to the Moon 1981 Space shuttle launched 2013 Modern day transportation Future Who knows? The older technologies become obsolete due to the increase of benefits given by each of the new designs in comparison to the old ones. This is also due to the people's wants for new things.