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  1. Roundabout — 2018-10-12 14:09:43
    …a circular traffic island, ‘Sollershott Circus’, in July 1908. == Traffic Circles == With a 'traffic circle' the vehicles approaching have priority. Traffic circles were not very popular with motorists and authorities have turned to traffic …
  2. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …o form a road surface. The technique did not include making the stones stick. This was fine in the days of horse drawn vehicles, but when cars started to become commonplace the surface became dusty and inadequate, the jagged material meant tyres …
  3. Electric Car — 2017-06-19 23:50:19
    …c:: == Modern features == The **Elwell-Parker **car was fitted with Parkers high-capacity rechargeable batteries, later vehicles had hydraulic brakes on all four wheels, as well as four-wheel steering. These features are even now being described as…
    …birdTaxi.jpg" class="left" title="Bersey Hummingbird Taxi" width="400" }} There was plenty of competition for electric vehicles with Bersey producing taxis. With a top speed of 9-12 mph, Walter Bersey’s taxis were the first self-propelled vehicl…
    …omotives on Highways Act'**. Better known as the 'Red Flag Act'. The act stipulated that all mechanically powered road vehicles must: ~-Have three drivers. ~- Not exceed 4 mph (6.4 kph) on the open road and 2 mph (3.2 kph) in towns. ~- Be prece…
  4. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …which was mounted on a '''cast iron base'''. The device was buried in the road and fixed in position with asphalt. When vehicles drove over the dome the rubber contracted and the glass beads dropped safely beneath the road surface. {{image url="ca…
  5. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    …ne | engine]] manufacturer. Hornsby's chief engineer , **David Roberts**, developed a **Caterpillar track** system for vehicles that was **patented in 1904**. This was demonstrated to the British Army. Due to a lack of interest he sold the patent…
    … his short story **The Land Ironclads**, published in December 1903, described the use of large, armoured cross-country vehicles, armed with automatic rifles and moving on pedrail wheels, to break through a system of fortified trenches, disrupting …
    …nton the //Landships Committee//, established by Churchill in February 1915, conducted experiments and tests of various vehicles in its attempts to create an armoured fighting vehicle. Eventually this lead to the favoured continuous track that is n…

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