The largest reciprocating engine in the world stands taller than a four-story building. The RT-flex96C is a 14-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine designed by the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä that produces just over 107,390 HP. It is designed for large container ships that run on heavy fuel oil. It is 44 feet tall, 87 feet long and weighs over 2,300 tonnes.
The first application of a flashing electric turn signal was used on the 1938 Buick as a new safety feature called the “Flash-Way Directional Signal” and standard by 1940. Manufactures originally tried to muffle the familiar clicking noise we have become accustom to. Today, the clicking noise is added intentionally though the speakers or other...
Innovations have advanced automotive safety throughout history
The automobile has been synonymous with innovation since it’s early beginnings, not always driven by profit alone. Volvo introduced the 3 point seat belt in 1959 but chose to open up the...
Safe driving tip to avoid dangerous wrong way drivers and over center-line collisions
The slogan refers to driving in the furthest right hand lane possible and is a good tip for drivers to follow to avoid wrong way drivers. Statistics show most fatal crashes happen in the...
First US automobile race held Thanksgiving Day, November 28th 1895 jump started the auto industry
first recorded US automobile race was held- not in Indy or Daytona or even
Detroit but rather Chicago IL. The 50
mile Thanksgiving Day race was sponsored by the Chicago Times-Herald...