The word automotive
is from the Greek autos
(self), and Latin motivus
(of motion) to refer to any form of self-powered vehicle. This term, as proposed by Elmer Sperry  [ need quotation to verify
(1860-1930), first came into use with reference to automobiles in 1898. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.