Karl Benz

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Karl Benz
BirthplaceMühlburg (Karlsruhe), Germany
EducationUniversity of Karlsruhe

Benz, Karl

(bĕnts), 1844–1929, German engineer, credited with building the first automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine. The car, driven in Mannheim in 1885 and patented in 1886, had three wheels, an electric ignition, and differential gears and was water-cooled. As a result of a merger in 1926, Benz's company became Daimler-Benz AG (now Daimler AG), the manufacturer of the Mercedes-Benz automobile.


See St. J. C. Nixon, The Invention of the Automobile (Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler) (1936); E. Diesel, From Engine to Autos (tr. 1960).

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THE traffic on our roads is getting worse, It's because of our affluent society of course, If only we could go back to the day of the horse, A bale of hay and a pail of water and no deadly fumes From those road-jamming autos, no deadly accidents Caused by high-speed cars, no noisy exhausts From cars owned by morons, but, alas, we live in a world That is reliant on the internal combustion engine, A monster now, but, at one time a great invention, Carl Benz, yes, a German genius in 1885 is given Credit for the creation of the car, I'm sure If he was alive today, he would cry out Oh Lord
Bosch -- which was founded in 1886, the same year that Mercedes founder Carl Benz patented the motorcar -- will develop software and algorithms needed for autonomous driving in partnership with the carmaker.
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