Cars of the Future . . . Today

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Cars of the Future . . . Today

Postby millerdan2009 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:19 am

Hi, all,

{Last year I posted a similar idea to the Brainstorming forums but it didn't go forward; I'm trying something different with it this year; this tack came from my thinking about the Francis Ford Coppola movie about Preston Tucker.}

Hard as it is to believe now, but automobiles didn't always have the safety features we take for granted today, such as disc brakes, seatbelts, and side-impact protection features. But when an innovative upstart car manufacturer put all three of these features in his prototype (albeit nearly seventy years ago), Detroit balked, big-time. What features today could motor vehicles have that would be easy to implement, but that for some reason the major car manufacturers have declined to include in their newest models? And by contrast, what innovations that we weren't necessarily expecting have been implemented securely?


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