affordable - low cost, low priced.
alcohol based fuel - fuel that is made from ethanol, methanol, or butanol. Ethanol is easily obtained from sugar or starch in crops. Butanol can be prodcued by fermentation of plants. Methanol is obtained from natural gas or petroleum.
atmosphere - the mass of air surrounding the earth.
August Otto - built an engine that ran on gasoline.
automobile - A self-propelled vehicle that carries passengers and usually has four wheels and an internal-combustion engine. It is used for land transport.
automatic transmission - a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car.
axle - a shaft on which a wheel rotates.
Karl Benz - made the first modern automobile when he put an Otto cycle engine on a three-wheeled carriage.
booster seats - seats that raise children up so that the lap belt and shoulder belt fit correctly.
car- a passenger vehicle that usually has 4 wheels and is moved on land by an engine.
child restraint - a special seat designed to protect children.
computerized - stored, processed, analyzed, or generated by a computer.
crankshaft - A shaft that turns or is turned by a crank.
cylinder - The chamber that a piston of an engine moves inside.
Nicolas Joseph Cugnot - designed the first vehicle to move by its own power.
Gottlieb Daimler - built an engine that ran on gasoline and later put it on the first four-wheeled motor car.
driveshaft - A rotating shaft that transmits mechanical power from a motor or an engine to a place where it is used..
environment - the area in which something exists.
fatal - causing death.
fuel efficient - using very little fuel to operate.
gasoline - a flammable mixture that comes from petroleum and used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines.
global - worldwide.
Henry Ford - invented the moving assembly line and produced the first reasonably priced motor vehicles.
hybrid - something of mixed origin.
hydroplaning - to skim along the surface of water.
internal combustion gasoline engine - An engine in which fuel is burned inside the engine.
internationalization - under international control.
inventor - someone who is the first to think of and make something.
manual transmission - a transmission system of gear wheels connected to a hand-operated gearshift and a clutch that must be pressed with the foot.
moving assembly line - workers add parts as the car passes by on a moving belt.
natural gas fuel - fuel that is made from natural gas (gas that comes from the earth and is not manufactured).
piston - A solid cylinder or disk that fits into a larger cylinder and moves under fluid pressure.
pedestrians - people who are walking.
Ransom E. Olds - invented the first assembly line and made the building cars go faster.
pollutants - waste matter that contaminates water, air, or soil.
side bar - a column on the side of a web page which contains links or information related to the website.
vehicle - a self-propelled way of moving from one place to another.
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