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Take a ride with the woman who took the first-ever road trip

For its Instagram TV debut Monday, Mercedes-Benz uploaded a short film portraying the (re-enacted) car ride Bertha Benz took in 1888.  SEE ALSO: A brief history of the evolution of futuristic cars On an August morning, Benz took out her husband Karl’s newly invented automobile (more like a motorized carriage), the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, and started off on a 60-mile journey through Germany with her two teenage sons. (In the video, they help send her off by pushing the car’s wheels.) This became the first real drive in an automobile. Today,…

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