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Automobile-Tiny Info

An automobile or motor car is a wheeled motor vehicle for transporting passengers,
which also carries its own engine or motor. Most definitions of the term specify that
automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight
people, to typically have four wheels, and to be constructed principally for the transport
of people rather than goods.However, the term automobile is far from precise, because
there are many types of vehicles that do similar tasks. As of 2002, there were 590 million
passenger cars worldwide (roughly one car per eleven people).The word automobile
comes, via the French automobile, from the Ancient Greek word (autós, "self") and the
Latin mobilis ("movable"); meaning a vehicle that moves itself, rather than being pulled
or pushed by a separate animal or another vehicle. The alternative name car is believed to
originate from the Latin word carrus or carrum ("wheeled vehicle"), or the Middle
English word carre ("cart") (from Old North French), or karros (a Gallic wagon).

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