Roadway Transportation Inventors


  • The 1st constructed roads can be traced back to the early 4000B.C
  • In 3500 B.C: The first vehicle in history was invented.
  • In 2000 B.C: people started to use horses as a way of transportation
  • By 1858 pedals were invented.
  • During the 1860’s Piere and Ernest Michaux invented the first bicycle.
  • 1889: Pneumatic rubber tires were invented.
  • 1867 :Sylvester H. Rogers invented a two-cylinder,steam-engine motorcycle powered by coal.
  • 1885: Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas-engined motorcycle.
  • 1903 :Willam Harley and his friends Author and Walter Davidson launched the Harley-Davidson motor company.
  • John Metcalf, a blind man built 180 miles of road in Yorkshire.
  • Carlton C Magee invented the 1st parking meter in 1932

Different inventors of the car

  • Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725-1804)         1769       STEAM / Built the first self propelled road vehicle (military tractor) for the French army: three wheeled, 2.5 mph. France
  • Robert Anderson             1832-1839            ELECTRIC / Electric carriage.        Scotland
  • Karl Friedrich Benz (1844-1929)                 1885/86                GASOLINE / First true automobile. Gasoline automobile powered by an internal combustion engine: three wheeled, Four cycle, engine and chassis form a single unit.    Germany Patent DRP No. 37435
  • Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (1834-1900) and Wilhelm Maybach (1846-1929)           1886       GASOLINE / First four wheeled, four-stroke engine- known as the “Cannstatt-Daimler.”               Germany
  • George Baldwin Selden (1846-1922)       1876/95                GASOLINE / Combined internal combustion engine with a carriage: patent no: 549,160 (1895). Never manufactured — Selden collected royalties.    United States
  • Charles Edgar Duryea (1862-1938) and his brother Frank (1870-1967)       1893       GASOLINE / First successful gas powered car: 4hp, two-stroke motor. The Duryea brothers set up first American car manufacturing company.      United States



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