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Outline of automobiles
« on: March 09, 2016, 02:40:13 PM »
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to automobiles:

Automobile (or car) – wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to six people, typically have four wheels and be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. As of 2002 there were 590 million passenger cars worldwide (roughly one car for every eleven people), of which 140 million were in the U.S. (roughly one car for every two people).


Types of automobile

The basic automobile is privately owned for transporting the owner and his or her passengers. See automobile. Other types of cars include:

    Alternative fuel vehicle
    Armored car
    Battery vehicle (electric car)
    Police car
    Solar vehicle
    Taxicab



March 09, 2016, 02:40:30 PM
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 02:40:30 PM »
By car body style

    Car body style and classification
        2 plus 2
        Antique car
        Cabrio coach
        Cabriolet
        City car
        Classic car
        Compact car
        Compact executive car
        Compact MPV
        Compact SUV
        Convertible
        Coupé
        Coupé utility
        Crossover SUV
        Custom car
        Drophead coupe
        Executive car
        Fastback
        Full-size car
        Grand tourer
        Hardtop
        Hatchback
        Hot hatch
        Hot rod
        Kei car
        Large family car
        Leisure activity vehicle
        Liftback
        Limousine
        Luxury vehicle
        Microcar
        Mid-size car
        Mini MPV
        Mini SUV
        Minivan
        Muscle car
        Pony car
        Notchback
        Panel van
        Personal luxury car
        Pickup truck
        Quad coupé
        Retractable hardtop
        Roadster
        Sedan (Saloon)
        Shooting-brake
        Sport compact
        Sport utility vehicle
        Sports car
        Station wagon
        Supercar
        Supermini
        Targa top
        Taxicab
        Touring car
        Town car
        T-top
        Tow truck
        Ute
        Van
        Voiturette

March 09, 2016, 02:40:43 PM
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 02:40:43 PM »
Specialized vehicles

    Amphibious vehicle
    Driverless car
    Flying car
    Gyrocar

March 09, 2016, 02:41:00 PM
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 02:41:00 PM »
By propulsion system

    Propulsion technologies
        Internal combustion engine
        Electric vehicle
        Battery electric vehicle
        Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
        Hybrid vehicle
        Plug-in hybrid
        Plug-in electric vehicle
        Hydrogen vehicle
        Fuel cell
        Steam car
        Alternative fuel vehicle
        Autogas
        Biodiesel
        Common ethanol fuel mixtures
        Flexible-fuel vehicle
        Gasoline Direct Injection
        Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition
        Liquid Nitrogen

March 09, 2016, 02:41:12 PM
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 02:41:12 PM »
By engine type

    Engine configuration (IC engines only)
        Flat engine
        Flathead engine
        Four-stroke engine
        H engine
        Pushrod engine
        Reciprocating engine
        Single cylinder engine
        Straight engine
        Straight-six engine
        Two-stroke engine
        V engine
        W engine
        Wankel engine

March 09, 2016, 02:41:27 PM
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 02:41:27 PM »
By engine fuel type

    Engine fuel type
        Diesel engine
        Electric car
        Gasoline engine
        Hybrid vehicle
        Hydrogen vehicle
        Steam car

By engine positioning

    Engine positioning
        Front-engine
        Rear-engine
        Mid-engine

March 09, 2016, 02:41:42 PM
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 02:41:42 PM »
By drive type

    Drive wheels
        Two-wheel drive
        Four-wheel drive
        Front-wheel drive
        Rear-wheel drive

By layout

    Layout
        Front-engine, front-wheel drive
        Rear-engine, front-wheel drive layout
        Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
        Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
        Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
        Mid-engine, front-wheel drive
        Rear-engine, rear-wheel drive

March 09, 2016, 02:42:19 PM
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 02:42:19 PM »
Automotive design

    Automotive design
        Body
        Framework
            Automobile platform
            Body-on-frame
            Bumper
            Cabrio coach
            Chassis
            Continental tire
            Crumple zone
            Dagmar bumpers
            Decklid
            Fender
            Fender skirts
            Grille
            Hood
            Hood scoop
            Monocoque
            Overhang
            Pillar
            Ponton (automobile)
            Pontoon fenders
            Quarter panel
            Shaker scoop
            Spoiler
            Subframe
            Tonneau
        Compartments
            Trunk/Boot/Dickie
            Hood/Bonnet
        Doors
            Butterfly doors
            Canopy door
            Gull-wing door
            Scissor doors
            Sliding doors
            Suicide door
        Glass
            Greenhouse
            Power window
            Quarter glass
            Sunroof
            Windshield/Windscreen
            Windshield/Windscreen wiper
        Other
            Bumper sticker
            Curb feeler
            Hood ornament
            Japan Black paint
            Monsoonshield
            Nerf bar
            Tire/Tyre
            Tow hitch
            Truck accessory
        Lighting
            Daytime running lamp
            Headlamp
            Hidden headlamps
            High-intensity discharge lamps
            Retroreflector
            Sealed beam
            Trafficators
        Legal and other
            Motor vehicle theft
            Parking sensors
            Vanity plate
            Vehicle Identification Number
            Vehicle registration plate
            Vehicle horn  • Windshield/Windscreen washer fluid
            Wing mirror
        Interior equipment
        Instruments
            Backup camera
            Boost gauge
            Buzzer
            Carputer
            Electronic instrument cluster
            Fuel gauge
            Global Positioning System and Automotive navigation system
            Head-up display
            Idiot light
            Malfunction Indicator Lamp
            Night vision
            Odometer
            Radar detector
            LIDAR detector
            Speedometer
            Tachometer
            Trip computer
        Controls
            Bowden cable
            Cruise control
            Electronic throttle control
            Gear stick
            Hand brake
            Manettino dial
            Steering wheel
            Throttle
            Brake
        Theft deterrence
            Automatic vehicle location
            Car alarm
            Immobiliser
            Power door locks
            VIN etching
        Safety & seating
            Airbag
            Armrest
            Automatic seat belts
            Bench seat
            Bucket seat
            Child safety lock
            Rumble seat
            Seat belt
        Other
            Air conditioning
            Automobile accessory power
            Car audio
            Car phone
            Center console
            Dashboard
            Flat tire
            Glove compartment
            RF connector
            Power steering
            Rear-view mirror
            Smart key
            Sun visor
            Trap (secret compartment)

March 09, 2016, 02:42:31 PM
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 02:42:31 PM »
History of automobiles

History of the automobile

    History of steam road vehicles
    Cugnot's fardier à vapeur – an experimental steam-driven artillery tractor regarded by some as the first 'car'
    Benz Patent Motorwagen – First purpose-built automobile

March 09, 2016, 02:43:39 PM
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 02:43:39 PM »
General automobile concepts

    Car classification
    Driving
    Vehicle dynamics

    Car engine
        Basic terminology
            Bore
            Compression ratio
            Crank
            Cylinder
            Dead centre
            Diesel engine
            Dry sump
            Engine balance
            Engine configuration
            Engine displacement
            Engine knocking
            Firing order
            Hydrolock
            Petrol engine
            Power band
            Redline
            Spark-ignition engine
            Stroke
            Stroke ratio
            Wet sump
        Main components
            Connecting rod
            Crankcase
            Crankpin
            Crankshaft
            Crossflow cylinder head
            Crossplane
            Cylinder bank
            Cylinder block
            Cylinder head
            Flywheel
            Head gasket
            Hypereutectic piston
            Main bearing
            Piston
            Piston ring
            Reverse-flow cylinder head
            Starter ring gear
            Sump
        Valvetrain
            Cam
            Cam follower
            Camshaft
            Desmodromic valve
            Hydraulic tappet
            Multi-valve
            Overhead camshaft
            Overhead valve
            Pneumatic valve springs
            Poppet valve
            Pushrod
            Rocker arm
            Sleeve valve
            Tappet
            Timing belt
            Timing mark
            Valve float
            Variable valve timing

March 09, 2016, 02:44:14 PM
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 02:44:14 PM »
Aspiration

    Air filter
    Blowoff valve
    Boost controller
    Butterfly valve
    Centrifugal type supercharger
    Cold air intake
    Dump valve
    Electronic throttle control
    Forced induction
    Inlet manifold
    Intake
    Intercooler
    Manifold vacuum
    Naturally aspirated engine
    Ram-air intake
    Scroll-type supercharger
    Short ram air intake
    Supercharger
    Throttle
    Throttle body
    Turbocharger
    Twin-turbo
    Variable geometry turbocharger
    Variable length intake manifold
    Warm air intake

March 09, 2016, 02:44:43 PM
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 02:44:43 PM »
            Warm air intake
        Fuel system
            Carburetor
            Common rail
            Direct injection
            Fuel filter
            Fuel injection
            Fuel pump
            Fuel tank
            Gasoline direct injection
            Indirect injection
            Injection pump
            Lean burn
            Unit Injector
        Electrics, ignition and
        engine management
            Air-fuel ratio meter
            Alternator
            Automatic Performance Control
            Car battery
            Contact breaker
            Crank sensor
            Distributor
            Dynamo
            Drive by wire
            Electrical ballast
            Electronic control unit
            Engine control unit
            Glow plug
            High tension leads
            Ignition coil
            Lead–acid battery
            Ignition magneto
            Mass flow sensor
            Oxygen sensor
            Spark plug
            Starter motor
        Exhaust system
            Automobile emissions control
            Catalytic converter
            Diesel particulate filter
            Exhaust manifold
            Glasspack
            Muffler
        Engine cooling
            Air cooling
            Antifreeze
            Core plug
            Electric fan
            Ethylene glycol
            Fan belt
            Radiator
            Thermostat
            Water cooling
            Viscous fan
        Other components
            Balance shaft
            Block heater
            Combustion chamber
            Cylinder head porting
            Gasket
            Motor oil
            Oil filter
            Oil pump
            Oil sludge
            PCV valve
            Seal
            Synthetic oil
            Underdrive pulleys

    Powertrain

March 09, 2016, 02:45:05 PM
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 02:45:05 PM »
Hybrid powertrains

    Hybrid vehicle drivetrain

Transmission

    Automatic transmission
    Clutch
    Continuously variable transmission
    Differential
    Direct-Shift Gearbox
    Drive shaft
    Dual clutch transmission
    Easytronic
    Electrohydraulic manual transmission
    Electrorheological clutch
    Epicyclic gearing
    Fluid coupling
    Gear stick
    Hydramatic
    Limited slip differential
    Locking differential
    Manual transmission
    Manumatic
    multitronic
    Parking pawl
    Roto Hydramatic
    Saxomat
    Semi-automatic transmission
    Super Turbine 300
    Torque converter
    Transaxle
    Transmission control unit
    Turbo-Hydramatic
    Universal joint

Suspension

    Anti-roll bar (sway bar)
    Axle
    Axle track
    Beam axle
    Camber angle
    Car handling
    Coil spring
    De Dion tube
    Double wishbone
    Hydragas
    Hydrolastic
    Hydropneumatic
    Independent suspension
    Leaf spring
    Live axle
    MacPherson strut
    Multi-link suspension
    Panhard rod
    Shock absorber
    Swing axle
    Toe angle
    Torsion bar
    Trailing arm
    Unsprung mass
    Watt's linkage • Wheel alignment
    Wheelbase

Steering

    Ackermann steering geometry
    Caster angle
    Kingpin
    Oversteer
    Power steering
    Rack and pinion
    Torque steering
    Understeer


March 09, 2016, 02:46:50 PM
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 02:46:50 PM »
Brakes

    Automatic Braking
    Anti-lock Braking System
    Brake bleeding
    Brake fade
    Brake fluid
    Brake lining
    Disc brake
    Drum brake
    Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
    Electronic Stability Control
    Engine braking
    Hydraulic brake
    Hydraulic fluid
    Inboard brake
    Parking brake
    Regenerative brake
    Vacuum servo

Roadwheels and tires (tyres)

    Outline of tires
    Alloy wheel
    Custom wheel
    Drive wheel
    Hubcap
    Rostyle wheel
    Spinner
    Wire wheels


March 09, 2016, 02:47:00 PM
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 02:47:00 PM »
Automobile lists
Main article: Lists of automobiles

    List of auto parts
    List of automobiles by sales
    List of countries by automobile production
    List of car brands
    List of automobile manufacturers
    List of solar car teams
    List of military armoured cars
    List of sports car manufacturers

 

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