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  1. Roundabout — 2021-08-16 09:58:53
    …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. Electric Car — 2021-08-12 20:59:09
    … swapped out in around 3 minutes (about the same as fueling a car today), perhaps the manufacturers of //new// electric vehicles and Formula E could learn a lesson here? The **Horseless Car** got off to a slow start in Britain thanks to the “R…
    …ed Flag Act” which stated that any vehicle not horse drawn must have two drivers and be preceded by a man waving a red flag as a warning to other road users. This…
    …omotives on Highways Act'**. Better known as the 'Red Flag Act'. The act stipulated that all mechanically powered road vehicles must: ~- Have a crew of three operators. ~- Not exceed 4 mph on the open road and 2 mph in towns. ~- Be preceded by…
    …d to 14 mph! These draconian measures crippled Britain from leading the way with automobiles. {{tag ids="Car Electric Vehicle EV Taxi Hire Battery" }} …
  3. Tarmac — 2021-08-09 21:38:37
    …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…
  4. Disc Brakes — 2020-08-09 19:54:18
    …k Lanchester 1902 === ~-[[CategoryTransport]]:[[CategoryIndustry]]::[[1900s]] Frederick William Lanchester patented the vehicle disc brake in 1902. == Car Enthusiast == In 1889.Lanchester joined the "Forward Gas Engine Co" in Birmingham and work…
  5. Hovercraft — 2020-08-06 08:05:57
    …d to make a working 'glidable' craft but commercial backing held them back. Cockerell's design was the first to build a vehicle that could move over the ground and water, floating on a layer of air. This would reduce friction between the surface a…
    …nd the vehicle. ^^"The Admiralty said it was a plane and not a boat, the Royal Air Force said it was a boat and not a plane, the Army …
  6. Motor Racing Circuit — 2018-05-20 20:38:53
    …width="500" }} There were four Chitty's in all and Louis Zborowski died aged just 29 on the 19th October 1924 when his vehicle hit a tree.…
  7. 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="c…
  8. Harrier Jump Jet — 2017-01-18 16:14:57
    …n of its vectored thrust turbofan engine. Many other aircraft manufacturers of the time tried in vain to make a similar vehicle. The US invested millions into designing their own VTOL aircraft but eventually bought Harriers and they are still in…
  9. 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 paten…
    … 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 …

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