1902 – Cadillac was founded. The company was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac; the founder of Detroit. Even in 1902 the company was cutting edge introducing:
- Production standards – In 1908 interchangeable parts were introduced; furthering the new idea of mass production.
- Cutting edge designs – In 1910 Cadillac became the first company to offer a fully enclosed passenger car.
- Ground breaking technologies – In 1912 Cadillac introduced the first electric starter, eliminating the need to crank start a car,