Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World takes you on a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted. See how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything. Tonight, go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford’s affordable and assembly line-built Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.

Watch it tonight at 10pm on WGBH 2.