Car vs. Bicycle

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Car and Bicycle is that the Car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers and Bicycle is a pedal-driven two-wheel vehicle

  • Car

    A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation. Most definitions of car say they run primarily on roads, seat one to eight people, have four tires, and mainly transport people rather than goods. Cars came into global use during the 20th century, and developed economies depend on them. The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car when German inventor Karl Benz built his Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Cars became widely available in the early 20th century. One of the first cars that were accessible to the masses was the 1908 Model T, an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Cars were rapidly adopted in the US, where they replaced animal-drawn carriages and carts, but took much longer to be accepted in Western Europe and other parts of the world.

    Cars have controls for driving, parking, passenger comfort and safety, and controlling a variety of lights. Over the decades, additional features and controls have been added to vehicles, making them progressively more complex. Examples include rear reversing cameras, air conditioning, navigation systems, and in car entertainment. Most cars in use in the 2010s are propelled by an internal combustion engine, fueled by the combustion of fossil fuels. This causes air pollution and also contributes to climate change and global warming. Vehicles using alternative fuels such as ethanol flexible-fuel vehicles and natural gas vehicles are also gaining popularity in some countries. Electric cars, which were invented early in the history of the car, began to become commercially available in 2008.

    There are costs and benefits to car use. The costs include acquiring the vehicle, interest payments (if the car is financed), repairs and maintenance, fuel, depreciation, driving time, parking fees, taxes, and insurance. The costs to society include maintaining roads, land use, road congestion, air pollution, public health, health care, and disposing of the vehicle at the end of its life. Road traffic accidents are the largest cause of injury-related deaths worldwide.

    The benefits include on-demand transportation, mobility, independence, and convenience. The societal benefits include economic benefits, such as job and wealth creation from the automotive industry, transportation provision, societal well-being from leisure and travel opportunities, and revenue generation from the taxes. The ability for people to move flexibly from place to place has far-reaching implications for the nature of societies. It was estimated in 2014 that the number of cars was over 1.25 billion vehicles, up from the 500 million of 1986. The numbers are increasing rapidly, especially in China, India and other newly industrialized countries.

  • Bicycle

    A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.

    Bicycles were introduced in the late 19th century in Europe, and by the early 21st century, more than 1 billion have been produced worldwide. These numbers far exceed the number of cars, both in total and ranked by the number of individual models produced.

    They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children’s toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, bicycle racing and bicycle stunts.

    The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright or “safety bicycle”, has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885. But many details have been improved, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. These have allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for many types of cycling.

    The bicycle’s invention has had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods. Several components that eventually played a key role in the development of the automobile were initially invented for use in the bicycle, including ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets and tension-spoked wheels.

  • Car (noun)

    A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation; a motorcar or automobile.

    “She drove her car to the mall.”

  • Car (noun)

    A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal; a chariot.

  • Car (noun)

    An unpowered unit in a railroad train.

    “The conductor coupled the cars to the locomotive.”

  • Car (noun)

    an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.

    “The 11:10 to London was operated by a 4-car diesel multiple unit.”

  • Car (noun)

    A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.

    “From the frontmost car of the subway, he filmed the progress through the tunnel.”

  • Car (noun)

    A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.

    “We ordered five hundred cars of gypsum.”

  • Car (noun)

    The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.

    “Fix the car of the express elevator – the door is sticking.”

  • Car (noun)

    The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.

    “The most exciting part of riding a Ferris wheel is when your car goes over the top.”

  • Car (noun)

    The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.

  • Car (noun)

    A sliding fitting that runs along a track.

  • Car (noun)

    The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.

    “Buy now! You can get more car for your money.”

  • Car (noun)

    A floating perforated box for living fish.

  • Car (noun)

    A turn.

  • Car (noun)

    The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list

  • Bicycle (noun)

    A vehicle that has two wheels, one behind the other, a steering handle, and a saddle seat or seats and is usually propelled by the action of a rider’s feet upon pedals.

  • Bicycle (noun)

    A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.

  • Bicycle (noun)

    The best possible hand in lowball.

  • Bicycle (noun)

    A motorbike.

  • Bicycle (verb)

    To travel or exercise using a bicycle.


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