Carl Benz invented the motorized bus.
This idea was as simple as it was ingenious: because sales of his automobiles were initially slow, it was quite soon after the invention of the automobile that Carl Benz started looking for further uses for the new technology. In order to make the concept of a motorized vehicle accessible to a wider public, Benz invented the bus. The first vehicle was delivered to the “Netphener Omnibus-Gesellschaft mbH” bus company in the Siegerland region of Germany, today part of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The world’s first motorized bus went into service on 18 March 1895.