It wasn’t Henry Ford who invented the first car as most people think but a humble mechanic and his wife Karl Benz who was married to a genius wife. The very same couple who started Mercedes Benz Company. KIT was his vision to transform how humans travel which prompted him to conceptualize the motor car. Well the major input was from his wife of course.
Karl Benz was born in 1844. As an intelligent locomotive mechanic he was always obsessed with creating a horseless carriage. Inspired by others, he went on to research his objectives and ensured that he completed his education as well as gained job experience.
1 Inspired to invent several facets of the motor car
In his quest to make the automobile, he invented the gasoline powered two stroke piston engine that served as the base for all motor cars today. He also ended up parenting the battery speed regulation, clutch, gearshift, water radiator and spark plug: which pretty much covers all that a car needs today.
His inspiration and love for bicycles also prompted him to create the first ever automobile that generated its own power. He called it the Motorwagen and acquired the patent for it. By doing so he officially became the first ever car maker in the world.