The automobile is 130 years old!
The 29th January marked the birthday of the motorcar! The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar), built in 1886, was the world's first automobile; that is, a vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine.
The vehicle was awarded the German patent number 37435, for which Karl Benz applied on January 29th, 1886.
Following offical procedures, the date on the application became the patent date for the invention once the patent was granted, which occurred in November of that year.
What will the next 130 years bring us?