Timeline of transportation technology

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Middle Ages[edit]

  • 800 – The streets of Baghdad are paved with tar.
  • Late 10th century – Kamal invented in Arab world.
  • 1044 – Compass invented in China
  • 13th century (or before) – Rocket invented in China.
  • 1350 – Compass dial invented by Ibn al-Shatir.
  • 15th century - Jan Žižka built the precursor to the motorised tank - armoured wagons equipped with cannons.
  • Late 16th century - European sailing ships become advanced enough to reliably cross oceans.

17th century[edit]

  • 1620 – Cornelius Drebbel builds the world's first known submarine, which is propelled by oars (although there are earlier ideas for and depictions of submarines).
  • 1662 – Blaise Pascal invents a horse-drawn public bus which has a regular route, schedule, and fare system
  • 1672 – Ferdinand Verbiest has built what may have been the first steam-powered car[1][2]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1679–1681 – R P Verbiest's Steam Chariot". History of the Automobile: origin to 1900. Hergé. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  2. ^ Setright, L. J. K. (2004). Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car. Granta Books. ISBN 1-86207-698-7.
  3. ^ "HOVERCRAFT BILL (Hansard, 16 May 1968)". Hansard.millbanksystems.com. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b c C.D. Buchanan (1958). "1". Mixed Blessing: The Motor in Britain. Leonard Hill.
  5. ^ Smiles, Samuel (1906). UK: The Folio Society. p. 256. ISBN 0-7153-4279-7. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Thomas, RHG (1980). The Liverpool and Manchester Railway. UK: BT Batsford Ltd. p. 15. ISBN 0713405376.
  7. ^ Smiles, Samuel (2006). The Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The Folio Society. pp. 268–270. ISBN 0-7153-4279-7.
  8. ^ Carlson, Robert (1969). The Liverpool and Manchester Railway Project. UK: David and Charles :Newton Abbot. p. 179. ISBN 0 7153 4646 6.
  9. ^ Thomas, RHG (1980). The Liverpool and Manchester Railway. UK: BT Batsford Ltd. p. 95. ISBN 07134 05376.
  10. ^ Thomas, RHG (1980). The Liverpool and Manchester Railway. UK: BT Batsford Ltd. p. 75. ISBN 07134 05376.
  11. ^ Carlson, Robert (1969). The Liverpool and Manchester Railway Project 1821–1831. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. pp. 11–16. ISBN 0 7153 4646 6.
  12. ^ Falco, Charles M.; Guggenheim Museum Staff (1998), "Issues in the Evolution of the Motorcycle", in Krens, Thomas; Drutt, Matthew, The Art of the Motorcycle, Harry N. Abrams, pp. 24–31, 98–101, ISBN 0-89207-207-5
  13. ^ "Benz Patent Motor Car: The first automobile (1885–1886)". Daimler. Archived from the original on October 21, 2018.
  14. ^ Electric Bicycle Guide
  15. ^ a b "The First Zeppelins: LZ-1 through LZ-4". Airships.net. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  16. ^ "World War One: The tank's secret Lincoln origins". BBC News. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  17. ^ Glanfield, Appendix 2.
  18. ^ The DC-3 Archived 5 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine