Although it sounds crazy, studies reveal that when we name inanimate objects, like our cars, we assign almost human-like attributes that make us feel more in control. National Name Your Car Day is yet another demonstration of that love thang we Americans have with our rides. So, today, jump in “Birdie” and take off!
NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY TIMELINE
?Tesla exceeds its weekly total
?For the first time, Tesla delivers 7,000 cars per week including 5,000 Model 3s and a combination of 2,000 Models S and X.
?Nevada issues self-driving car licenses
?Nevada becomes the first state in the U.S. to issue licenses for self-driving cars.
- ?The 1990s
Hybrids from Honda, Toyota and Ford experience increased sales because these vehicles are fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly.
?Airbags are manufactured
?Airbags make their appearance in the 70s but car makers are not legally required to install them until airbag technology improves in the late 90s.
?Focus on seat belt safety
Car manufacturers are required to install front, rear and shoulder seat belts.