Saturday, December 17, 2011

DAIMLER - Pioneer on Internal combustion engines

Gottileb Daimler (1834-1900), Germany , was a pioneer in the development of internal combustion engine and automobiles. He , along with Wihelm Maybach (later luxury car manufacturer), worked in Deutz,  the engine development company of Nicolaus Otto, the inventor of the Otto cycle and Petrol engine. Both Daimler and Maybach left Deutz in 1880 after differences with Otto.

In the year 1885 , Daimler fitted a small engine on to a wooden framed motorcycle called "Riding Car"  and Maybach drove the "automobile" for a few miles at a maximum speed of 7 mph. Later on they fitted bigger engines to stagecoaches and thus began the automotive era.

After the death of Daimler in 1900, businessman Emil Jellinek entered in to discussions with the company to design and develop new engines for racing purposes and called it by his 10 year old daughter's name , Mercedes and thus born the Mercedes brand.

The Daimler logo - three point star - signifies dominance in Land, water & air. The word Mercedes added later on
A 1901 , 35 hp Mercedes car.

In the year 1926 , Daimler and Benz & Cie merged to form the company Daimler Benz - the three point star of Daimler surrounded by the laurels of Benz.

 In 1998 , Daimler Benz acquired Chrysler corporation and renamed itself as DaimlerChrysler and in 2007 , it divested Chrysler to become Daimler AG

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