Trivia: Who created the first vehicle odometer?
Leonardo da Vinci
Correct Answer: Ben Franklin
So why is this answer correct? : Ben Franklin created the first widely used vehicle odometer in the late 16th century. During the founding father’s tenure as Postmaster General in 1775, he sought to improve efficiency by attaching odometers to mail carriages to measure the distance traveled. Before this, odometers were primarily used on ships to measure the distance of voyages.