In 1888, Bertha Benz's trip was recognized as the world's first long-distance automobile trip, and every two years in Germany, this historic occasion was celebrated by holding an old car rally on her way. In 2008, the German government traveled the 106-kilometer route known as the "Bertha Benz Memorial Route" to commemorate the service that this courageous woman has played in the German automobile industry as well as the industrial development of man.
Benz invented the world's first truck in 1895, and it is said that one of the companies that bought the trucks was fitted with a railway deck and the world's first bus.
By 1899, the Benz family factory had to be enlarged and the family company converted into a public company and recruited new investors. In 1899, Benz produced 572 cars.