The innovation of the automobile at the beginning of the 20th century provided Americans with a new and faster way of transportation. It all began with the first gasoline automobile invented in 1885 by Karl Benz. This automobile had a internal combustion engine, three wheels and the engine and chassis form a single unit. The engine Karl used is based on Nikolaus Otto's four stroke system which includes the intake,compression,power, and exhaust strokes. With this engine this automobile had 24mpg.