Origins and Development of Cars
- Department of Languages and Humanities
Road development statistics in technical, economical, cultural, political and ecological context. Focus on vehicle technology, development of its technical level; history of different makes. Development of relevant legislature and transport infrastructure. Social and cultural aspects of transportation. History of unrealised or non-standard transportation solutions, alternative propulsion and fuels.
- Syllabus of lectures:
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
Knowledge about the history of road transport from the beginning until present times including some revolutionary inventions which meant radical change in the area of transportation.
- Study materials:
Kuba, Hausman, Malé dějiny auta, Praha 1973
Heinz, Klement, Z dějin automobilu, Mladá Boleslav 1931
Tůma, J., Velký obrazový atlas dopravy, Artia, Praha 1980
Georgano, G. N., The New Encyclopedia of Motorcars: 1885 to the Present, E.P.Dutton 1985
J. First a kol. Zkoušení automobilů a motocyklů, Praha ČVUT 2008
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: