Automotive technology has come a long way in the past century. Just a hundred years ago, the Model T was all the rage, and drivers were puttering along at bold speeds more than 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Cars have not only gotten faster and cooler since then, but there have been strides in technology and safety that would make Henry Ford's jaw drop. Each new generation of car design brings advances that reduce the risk of accidents, save lives, reduce pollution and help people get where they're going with less hassle.
In the '70s, cars not only underwent extreme changes to meet new emissions standards and faced a significant U.S. gas shortage at the same time, but the decade also saw the option for buyers to splurge on a new feature known as all-wheel drive.
This technology was designed to make cars, which were almost exclusively powered by front-wheel drive at the time, more stable and safer on slick roads. Since then, the use of all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive has expanded rapidly, and many buyers now have the choice of this option when purchasing a new car.
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