|NIKOLAUS OTTO, GERMANY
||Improved on the internal combustion engine. His engine is the first to efficiently burn fuel directly in a piston chamber.
|CARL BENZ, GERMANY
||Karl Benz built the first true automobile powered by a gasoline engine
|GOTTLIEB WILHELM DAIMLER, WILHELM MAYBACH,GERMANY
||Invented the first four-wheeled, four-stroke engine in Germany. It is known as the “Cannstatt-Daimler
|FRANK AND CHARLES EDGAR DURYEA
||Invented the first successful gas-powered car in the United States.
|RENÉ PANHARD AND ÉMILE LEVASSOR, FRANCE
||First automobile manufacturers using the License from Daimler. They made true automobiles, not modified carriages.
|MARQUIS DE DION, GEORGES BOUTON, FRANCE
||Formed the first French company to make Steam Cars in 1884 and gas cars in 1889
|CHARLES E. DURYEA AND J. FRANK DURYEA
||with creating the first successful American gasoline-powered automobile, in 1892–93