As late as the 1901, there had been proposals for an innovative carriage, but that took centuries to resolve.
Are you talking about the evolution of the automobile? If so, your timeline is off.
"Well before 1900, there had been proposals for an innovative carriage, but it took almost a century and a half for a practical self-propelled carriage to be developed."
(Nicholas Cugnot's steam artillery wagon of 1769 to Ford's Model T 1908)(and I think Leonardo DaVinci drew a crank-operated impractical human-powered horseless carriage. If you want to consider that, I suppose you can use "centuries", but Cugnot built the first one that actually worked--sort of).