• 28 February 1893
  • Carl Benz registers a "vehicle steering device with steering circles arranged in a tangent to the wheels" with the Imperial German Patent Office (patent no. DRP 73 515 issued on 14 March 1894). This double-pivot steering system is used in the Victoria and Vis-à-Vis models – the first four-wheeled motor cars from Benz & Cie, which supersede the three-wheeled Patent Motor Car.
  • 19 March 1893
  • Eugen von Zardetti, the Swiss artist living in Bregenz, Austria, takes receipt of one of the last examples of the Benz Patent Motor Car. Zardetti’s vehicle is the first series-built petrol-driven automobile in Austria.
  • 1 May - 31 October 1893
  • At the World Exposition in Chicago, Illinois/USA, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft presents the first fully operational automobile to be shown publicly in the USA. The model exhibited is a modified version of the motorised quadricycle (the wire-wheel car). Gottlieb Daimler visits the World Exposition during his honeymoon with his second wife, Lina.
  • 26 May 1893
  • British businessman Frederick Richard Simms establishes Daimler Motor Syndicate, Ltd., in London. Although the company does not initially manufacture its own vehicles, this event marks the birth of the British automobile industry.