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Hands-Free Driving in the 1950s - April 2019

Joseph L. Hazelton, Contributing Editor

The article "Hands-Free Driving in the 1950s" appeared in the April 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
Yes, the headline is correct: Autonomous vehicles are not a new idea. In fact, in the 1950s, handsfree driving so interested General Motors engineers that they designed a concept car for it. And in 1956, at its own auto show, the GM Motorama, the automaker unveiled the car, the Firebird II.

Keywords
autonomous vehicles, automotive, Firebird II, General Motors, GM, concept cars

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