Friday, December 23, 2016

Cars of the Future (1948)

In 1948, our visions of the cars of the future were more aligned to design instead of engineering. Imagine a shiny new car that looked like an airplane! By the time these prototypes would be ready for sale, airplanes would have moved on. Can you imagine the added cost of a car that came with its own automatic jacks? The real innovations in automotive technology would make them more efficient, safer, and easier to use. You must admit that anti-lock brakes, rack and pinion steering, automatic transmissions, air-cooled engines, and crumple zones would have made for a boring short to see in a theater between features. (via the Presurfer

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