The automatic carwash is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Not many people know that it is a German invention - even though on average, German motorists take their cars to the carwash eight times a year.
In 1962, two men from Augsburg received a patent for the world’s first automated car-washing mechanism. Today, German company Washtec is the world market leader in car-washing technology. A report by Hagen Tober.