A car (or a car) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transport. Most of the definitions of cars are that they run mainly on roads, seat one to eight people, have four tyres, and mainly transport people rather than goods. Cars have been used globally in the twentieth century, and developed economies depend on them. The year 1886 is considered the birth of a modern the automobile when the German inventor Karl Benz patented his Benz Patent-Motorwagen. One of the first mass accessible automobiles was the 1908 Model T, an American automobile built by the Ford Motor Company. Cars were soon introduced in the US, replacing animal-drawn carriages and carts, although it took much longer to be embraced in Western Europe and other parts of the world.