The history of motoring is littered with inventions that seemed like a good idea at the time, but didn’t quite hit the mark or stand the test of time.

However, some were spot on and these are the ones we’re concentrating on. Starting with the first motor car, we’ve chosen 20 of the most significant automotive   innovations.

Some have made life easier, such as automatic transmission and power steering; others like the three-point seatbelt have saved millions of lives…

 

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