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Car-technology Developer

Mostly engineers, but also business people are responsible, and sometimes also company founders, for the development and advancement in the motor vehicle sector.
1824 - 1895 Although nowadays belonging to IVECO, Magirus trucks still have a good name, especially among fans of historical fire-engines. The company founder however, gave only his name to the vehicle production. Conrad Dietrich Magirus
1849-1915It all started with (steam) bicycles, and still today the Peugeot group sells two-wheeled vehicles in addition to their cars.Armand Peugeot
In the beginning, the company of the brothers Michelin was only responsible for (bicycle) tyres. Later it also became involved in automobiles.André/Edouard Michelin
1861-1942His company became famous for, among other things, the development of the high-tension magneto ignition and the sparking plug. Later it contributed, through developments in the diesel-injection technology, vitally to the success of the diesel engine.Robert Bosch
1863-1947His influence on modern car manufacturing methods is legendary. He founded a company which became the leading manufacturer worldwide.Henry Ford
1863-1933He was considered to be the more technically experienced of the two founders of the probably most famous, nowadays, at least by name, vehicle manufacturer.Frederick Henry Royce
1866-1941He designed and built automobiles. After his cooperation with Wolseley, he founded the automobile works named after him.Herbert Austin
1868-1951After study and construction work, among others, also at Benz, he founded successively, the companies Horch and Audi.August Horch
1868-1951As a grandson of the company founder of the same name, he took over the Fiat group and lead them to be one of the most important car manufacturers of Europe.Giovanni Agnelli
1875-1951He had worked with famous vehicle manufacturers, (e.g., Daimler-Benz) and had constructed, among other things, (efficient) electric, vehicle motors and chassis components (torsion bar spring suspension). He became famous through his company foundation and through the development of the VW Beetle. Ferdinand Porsche
1876-1938Originally he owned an armament factory. His name became known after he took over in 1915Nicola Romeo
1877-1910He was considered to be the business-man of the two founders of the probably most famous, nowadays, at least by name, vehicle manufacturer.Charles Steward Rolls
1877-1944He founded, together with his brothers, an automobile production company and introduced quite early, the factory production-line.Louis Renault
1898-1988As a former Alfa works driver he founded his own racing team in 1929 and was very successful, first with Alfa, then however, through his own racing vehicles and the sales of super sports cars.Enzo Ferrari
1878-1935The first European manufacturer to introduce Henry Ford's production-line assembly. He became famous through the Paris-Peking tour with all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and through spectacular advertising methods.AndréCitroen
1881-1937He was an employee and racing driver in the services of Fiat, and was a co-founder of the enterprise which was named after him. He concentrated on building elegant, sporty vehicles. Vincenzo Lancia
1881-1947The Italian finally founded a company in Alsace for the, at least perfectly styled, but also super-expensive cars.Ettore Bugatti
1894-1963Together with Flaminio Bertoni he worked as a construction engineer at Citroen, among other things on the famous DS model.André Lefèbvre
1903-1964As a coachbuilder he was responsible for the body-design of several famous Citroen models, but was also honoured for projects outside of the motor-vehicle area.Flaminio Bertoni
1906-1991After gathering experience in his father's bicycle workshop, his apprenticeship- and journeyman's years as a mechanic, racing experiences and component supplier, he led the motorcycle production, founded in 1948, to being the world market leader. The automobile production followed.Soichiro Honda
1913-1983His company belongs to the Italian coachbuilders who influenced the car-body design decisively in the 1950s. Pietro Frua
1834 - 1885The origins of this concern lie in (steam) shipping. This was followed by the successful development in the most varying areas of which the automobile sector is only one.Yataro Iwasaki
1875 - 1952The production of motorcycles evolved from a machine factory, and from there, to automobiles. The mention of the rotary engine is important here.Jujiro Matsuda