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Early car, Timestream

An early automobile as seen in the time stream

An automobile was a type of vehicle used by a variety of species from different planets. They were used primarily for transportation of people, goods, and materials.

On Earth, automobiles were seen as a source of status and virility. They were "often a prime ingredient in teenage mating rituals." (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

Typically, automobiles were self-propelled vehicles designed for land-based travel. The hovercar, which is an automobile capable of traveling above the ground, came around in the 2030s, but still didn't completely replace traditional automobiles, which were around at least as late as the 24th century. (VOY: "The 37's"; Star Trek Nemesis)

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In San Francisco in the year 1893, a bellboy crossed town to get a time warped Data some parts for a machine he was building. The bellboy believed that he was building a motor for an automobile, or "horseless carriage". He asked Data if he thought there was money in that business. He then asked Data if Data would like to build the vehicles, and then he could sell them for him. (TNG: "Time's Arrow")

The Ford Model T was considered the first production model automobile of the 20th century. (TNG: "A Matter of Time")

Through the first half of the 21st century, they employed fossil fuels to power an internal combustion engine. (ENT: "Carpenter Street")

During a trip back in time to Detroit circa 2004, Jonathan Archer told T'Pol that Humans had known since the 1970s that Earth's fossil fuel supply was limited. He began to tell her about a noteworthy event in 2061 related to this issue, but his explanation was interrupted by their mission.

Examples of automobiles included, most commonly, cars, but also encompassed jeeps, trucks, vans, buses and buggies.

In 1968, Agent 347 and Agent 201 were killed in an automobile accident on Highway 949, just ten miles away from McKinley Rocket Base. Gary Seven found it terribly sad that they had been killed by a mere accident. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

At the 2003 State of the Union Address, George W. Bush mentioned his plans for introducing hydrogen automobiles. (ENT: "Future Tense")

When Klaang was brought to San Francisco after being shot in Oklahoma, a number of automobiles can be seen driving across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the nighttime skyline. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

In 22nd century Valakis, automobiles were a common sight on the streets and bridges of that world. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")

In 2152, there was a military automobile that was patrolling Detention Complex 26 in the Tandar sector. (ENT: "Detained")

In Hoshi Sato's fear induced dream, Doctor Phlox told her that when automobiles were first invented people likely had experienced the same fear that she was facing regarding transporter technology. (ENT: "Vanishing Point")

After Jonathan Archer restored a damaged timeline, an early automobile was seen in the time stream as the timeline realigned itself. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")

In 2154, just before Hoshi Sato and Doctor Phlox left Madame Chang's Mandarin Cafe, a number of automobiles could be seen driving across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the San Francisco skyline. (ENT: "Affliction")

In the 2240s in the alternate reality created by Nero's incursion, young James T. Kirk was chased by a policeman after he went joyriding in his late father's convertible. Kirk nearly went over a cliff in the vehicle. (Star Trek)

In 2255 of the alternate reality, when a young Jim Kirk was at the Shipyard Bar, and many bar patrons were Starfleet cadets, there were a number of automobiles in the parking lot. There was also an automobile driving down the street, passing the building. (Star Trek)

The planet Sigma Iotia II possessed a technology level comparable to 1930s Earth, complete with paved roads and Model T type automobiles. (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

On the planet 892-IV of the 892 system, an internal combustion engine driven automobile, called the Jupiter 8, was manufactured in 2268. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

On the Federation colony planet Omicron Ceti III, there were no automobiles or any other vehicles used by the settlers of the planet, as it wasn't thought to be necessary, because the purpose of the colony was to "return to a simple life." (TOS: "This Side of Paradise")

In the 2270s, large tubes were used on the Golden Gate Bridge for automobile traffic, tubes which were not in place when the bridge was originally constructed. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

In 2285 at the San Francisco bar, a Federation Security agent offered to give Doctor McCoy a ride home, giving the implication that the doctor was too drunk to drive an automobile. The real reason he offered him a ride home was because McCoy was negotiating payment to an alien that he was going to hire to get him off-world to the forbidden planet known as Genesis. After the security agent asked him for a ride McCoy answered: "What's the logic in offering me a ride home you idiot?! If I wanted a ride home would I be trying to charter a spaceflight?!" (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

In 2369, when Commander Benjamin Sisko visited Kai Opaka on Bajor for the first time, two automobiles can be seen driving by on streets in the city skyline. (DS9: "Emissary")

One type of automobile, called a ground assault vehicle, was used by the Klingon Empire, and it was mounted with a targ scoop, a device which emitted a high frequency to disperse large herds of targs so as to clear a path for the vehicle. (VOY: "Elogium")

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