Saturday, May 16, 2015

Self-Driving Cars as Imagined in 1956

Great video (if you enjoy outrageously cheesy stuff, as I do) by General Motors from 1956, showing the self-driving cars that we would have in 1976.
That it all happens to crowds of similarly choreographed cars threading through cloverleaf interchanges in the middle of a desert, complete with rocky prominences straight [out] of a Roadrunner cartoon, is icing on the cake.

The plan for 'self-driving' seems to have been for the roads to control the cars, with a very top-down, somewhat militaristic, governmental authority running things.

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