While Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz are jointly credited with inventing the automobile and the Mercedes-Benz the brand evolved from their inventions, the fact is Daimler and Benz never worked together. They owned two completely different companies that were eventually merged to become Daimler-Benz, the company which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand.
The name Mercedes-Benz was applied to the first Daimler-Benz car—built in 1926.
One of the hallmarks of Mercedes-Benz automobiles has always been the pursuit of engineering excellence. The first passenger car to use an independent suspension system was a 1931 Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz is also credited with the creation of the modern supercar, with the introduction of the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing automobiles.
Also during the 1950s, Mercedes-Benz introduced the first car with crumple zones designed to absorb impact energy in a crash, rather than transmitting it into the passenger compartment. Four-wheel brakes, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, airbags, stability control, and traction control all first appeared on Mercedes-Benz vehicles as well. And while Google gets a lot of press for its driverless car, the first driverless car was built by Mercedes-Benz in the 1980s. In fact, in 1995 a driverless Mercedes-Benz S-Class ran at speeds of over 100 miles per hour on the autobahn.
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