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A random selection of interesting trivia from the world of motoring.
Although Ferdinand Porsche founded the company in 1931, Porsche did not begin to manufacture cars until nearly a decade later. Instead, the company offered motor development and consulting services. For instance, Ferdinand Porsche is credited with the design of the bestselling Volkswagen Beetle. The company also contributed to the design of Tanks during the Second World War.
Many high-end vehicles are already partly autonomous, with brakes that activate if sensors indicate an impending crash, steering that prevents drifting, sonar systems that navigate into parking spaces, and cruise control that prevents following the next car too closely.
If a car is hit by lightning its occupants will generally be safe. The Faraday effect (discovered by Michael Faraday in 1845) causes the electricity to dissipate around the car's metal frame.
The Mercedes SLR McLaren had 37 patents created for its use of carbon fibre.
New Yorkers bragged in 1912 that Fifth Avenue had more motor traffic than any other street in the world. The city had traffic police at every corner south of 42nd Street.