"The love of invention never dies" - from the Benz Patent-Motorwagen to the reinvention of the automobile
It was on January 29, 1886 that Carl Benz filed an application in Berlin for a patent on his three-wheeled motor car. That day has since come to be considered the official birthday of the automobile, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2011. In parallel with Benz, Gottlieb Daimler was developing the first four-wheeled motor car. Thus, working independently of each other, the founding fathers of today's Daimler AG and its globally successful Mercedes-Benz core brand laid the foundation stone for all present-day passenger cars, commercial vehicles and buses. Since then, the company that invented the automobile has gone on to shape its development more diversely and enduringly than any other motor vehicle manufacturer - in all relevant areas, from drive technology through comfort and safety to design.
Innovation has always been the key to success for a car manufacturer and is set to become even more important in future. Without the courage to go in search of new ideas, there would be no automobile; and without innovation, there would be
no progress. Mercedes-Benz, the inventor of the automobile, has always pressed ahead vigorously with its development. For instance, the company has repeatedly underpinned its claim to technological leadership with over 80,000 patent applications since 1886, the year in which Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler respectively unveiled their "Patent-Motorwagen" and "Motorkutsche". As the world's first car, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen is a shining example of the pioneering spirit. In its day, the exquisitely engineered three-wheeler made it clear at first sight that a new age of mobility had dawned. Daimler's motorized carriage was the first automobile with four wheels.
These two vehicles represent the start of a unique success story -- a story that Mercedes-Benz has continuously enhanced with new chapters. Time and again groundbreaking inventions from the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer have seen the "horseless carriage", which was initially said by critics to have "no future", evolve not only into an icon of personal freedom, but also into a major economic powerhouse. Alongside the first bus and the first heavy truck, the company's most important innovations also include the first modern passenger car, the Mercedes 35 HP, which was presented in February 1900.
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