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15 Interesting Facts About Audi Cars

15 Interesting Facts About Audi Cars

Since it was founded in 1909, Audi has become a household name, representing luxury vehicles throughout the world. But just how much do you really know about the Audi brand? We’ve scoured the Internet to bring you some interesting facts about Audi. Take a look! About Audi: A Brief History The history of the Audi brand dates back to 1899 when German engineer, August Horch, founded Horch & Cie. in Cologne, Germany. The first Horch automobile was built in 1901. After a dispute, Horch left the company in 1909 and set up a separate automobile company. However, because the name “Horch” was a registered trademark, Horch was not entitled to use it anymore and in 1910, he subsequently came up with a new company name, Audi Automobilwerke GmbH. [source] 15 Interesting Facts About Audi The name, Audi, is actually a Latin translation of the name, “Horch”. Horch made the change after he was told he couldn’t use his name (due to a trademark dispute). The ... read more

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The Importance of Windshields & Windshield Wipers

The Importance of Windshields & Windshield Wipers

History of Windshields & Windshield Wipers In the early days of transportation, when horse-drawn carriages were used, windshields were not necessary. However, as technology evolved and roadways became increasingly crowded, horseless carriages began to use glass to protect drivers from environmental factors, such as wind, rain, and road debris. Mary Anderson, Inventor of the Windshield Wiper Windshields first came about alongside the invention of the first automobiles, sometime around the early 1900s. Back then, drivers had the option of removing the glass pane or propping the glass panes open if they needed better vision. Around the same time, in the winter of 1902, a woman named Mary Anderson was visiting New York city when she observed that motorists were driving with both panes of their double front windows open due to difficulty keeping the windshield clear of falling sleet. The following year, Anderson applied for (and was granted) a 17-year patent for a windshield wiper ... read more

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