German Automotive Inventions: The Secret of Their success?
It’s Summer time and hot, many people are on holiday or are planning to go on holiday soon, the less lucky are already returning from holiday. During holidays you have time to read funny stories on entertaining websites they are not strictly related to your work.
I was reading a great website during my holiday and I explored some interesting things. I was searching on the web for inventions.
I was aware of that Germans can produce great cars, well known cars, reliable cars, beautiful cars, Mercedes, BMW, VW etc. We can read everywhere about the success of the German automotive industry. I also work with clients from this sector and I’m always impressed about their high proficiency in manufacturing cars …Driverless car, self governance in cars, entertainment systems etc. …
However I have already seen their professionalism. I was not aware of that they invented the car! Is this the key of their success? Reading this page of whoinvented.org I understood the secret behind their success.
Since they started many years ago, it is unlikely to make mistakes today!
You can find on the above-mentioned website a lot of information about inventions of every kind from the pizza until Google… I checked all inventions regarding cars, engines etc. All belongs to Germany.
Just two highlights… According to the source the first car running by gasoline was invented by Karl Benz in 1885 and it received a patent in 1886. It is he who is the one who is considered to be the inventor of the first car. The other person who was credited as the inventor of the first car is Gottlieb Daimler. However Benz was the one who received a patent for his design of an in-built combustion flat engine car in 1896. Daimler and Benz merged their companies as Daimler- Benz. It is the company that manufactures the famous brand “Mercedes Benz’. Another great inventor was Dr. Rudolf Diesel, a German mechanical engineer who invented the diesel engine in 1897.
These are but a few of the many examples of Automotive success in Germany, and the legacy remains today, with Germans leading the car industry worldwide. The challenge today is that complexity of cars is growing, and innovation needs to accelerate to stay on the top of changing consumer demand. The German automotive industry is growing, cars are better and smarter than ever before and we are proud to have been a contributor to their success, with our ALM software solution.
Last but not Germans are also great at football. Congratulations to German Team for winning the FIFA World Cup 2014!
Have a great summer to everyone!