Automobile Pioneers

NIKOLAUS OTTO, GERMANY 1867 Improved on the internal combustion engine. His engine is the first to efficiently burn fuel directly in a piston chamber.
CARL BENZ, GERMANY 1885 Karl Benz built the first true automobile powered by a gasoline engine
GOTTLIEB WILHELM DAIMLER, WILHELM MAYBACH,GERMANY 1886 Invented the first four-wheeled, four-stroke engine in Germany. It is known as the “Cannstatt-Daimler
FRANK AND CHARLES EDGAR DURYEA 1893 Invented the first successful gas-powered car in the United States.
RENÉ PANHARD AND ÉMILE LEVASSOR, FRANCE 1896 First automobile manufacturers using the License from Daimler. They made true automobiles, not modified carriages.
MARQUIS DE DION, GEORGES BOUTON, FRANCE 1883 Formed the first French company to make Steam Cars in 1884 and gas cars in 1889
CHARLES E. DURYEA AND J. FRANK DURYEA 1892 with creating the first successful American gasoline-powered automobile, in 1892–93