1968 Volkswagen Used the First Computer Chip

The Volkswagen 1600, built by Volkswagen AG of Wolfsburg. Continue reading

First Automobile Club Founded

The Automobile Club de France was founded in Paris in 1895. Continue reading

Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens FRS (/ˈhaɪɡənz, ˈhɔɪ-/ HY-gənz, HOY-; Dutch: [ˈɦœyɣə(n)s]; Latin: Hugenius; 14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a Dutch physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventor, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution. Continue reading

Vehicle Seat Belt Patented

American inventor E.J. Claghorn patented the vehicular seat belt in 1885 designed to restrain passengers while moving at high speeds. Continue reading

Invention of the Piston Engine

Christiaan Huygens, the Dutch scientist invented the piston engine in 1673. Continue reading

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Continue reading

First automobile Ordered by a Head of State

Nobody knows for sure whether Alexander ever drove or rode in his purchased car. Continue reading

Automobile Used for Public Transportation

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer invented the first automobile for personal transportation. Continue reading

The Spark Plug We Love

Spark plug was created by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, an Belgian-born engineer working in France, 1885. He developed the first practical internal combustion engine and a sparking device. Continue reading

First Closed-Circuit Road Race in France

The Automobile Club of France held a closed-circuit road race at Course de Perigueux in 1898. Continue reading