Published patents, scientific research and benchmarking quickly disseminate new knowledge. R&D technology develops incrementally, in most cases, minimizing risk by using proven components and techniques.

This page pays tribute to those whose contributions helped shape the evolution of automotive design.

In 1120, Bernard of Chartres described their relationship this way: We are but dwarves standing on the shoulders of giants. We can see better and further than they can, not because our sight is sharper or our size higher, but because we are raised up high thanks to their enormous stature.

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