Who invented the car?

Leonid Veselov
Leonid Veselov
April 24, 2012
Who invented the car?

First, let's find out what a car is. Translated from the Greek "autos" - he and "mobil" - mobile. In European languages, the word “auto-mobile” was used, which translated into Russian meant “mobile”. Now let's see who invented the car, who needs to be thanked for this irreplaceable miracle!

The first cars:

Who invented the first car? The earliest drawings of the car, but rather the self-moving device belong to the well-known Leonardo da Vinci. In 1490, he designed a cart with a spring engine. But like many other Da Vinci designs, the car went unnoticed. The next who decided to create a self-propelled carriage was the Frenchman Joseph Cugnot. In 1770 he built a three-wheeled carriage with a steam engine for the transport of artillery guns. This invention is considered the "grandfather" of all cars, as well as locomotives. But like Leonardo Da Vinci’s invention, Joseph Künyu’s steam engine was not widely used.19 years later, the American inventor Oliver Evans invented a four-wheel crew that weighed about 19 tons, and after another 2 years, Russian scientist Ivan Kulibin built a carriage that was powered by a flywheel. In order for the car to go, the driver needed to spin the flywheel, which set off the invention of our compatriot from the inventions of other scientists, this is that this cart already had a brake, rolling bearings and a gearbox.

Who first invented the car that runs on gasoline

The world's first gasoline engine appeared in 1883, it was invented by Gottlieb Daimler. But who first invented the car? A few years later, inventor Karl Benz was the first in the world to build a three-wheeled vehicle that was equipped with a gasoline engine. It was Karl Benz who fulfilled all 4 conditions in order to become the full owner of the title of “creator of the first car in the world”. These 4 conditions:

  1. The design of the car.
  2. Registration of the patent.
  3. Build a sample and test it in public.
  4. Organization of production.

Thanks to all these conditions, Benz is officially considered the inventor of the car, but Gottlieb Daimler was the first to invent a gasoline engine.But this did not prevent the two inventors to create a joint company and produce cars, which became known in honor of Daimler's daughter - Mercedes.