30 Aug '13, 8am

#html5 From Hollerith to HTML5: the inevitable rise of the programmable car - New Electronics

Over the years, the auto industry has produced many similar technology visionaries. Mind you, visionary is probably the wrong word. Many of these people didn't simply envision the future; they tried to build it. All too often, however, the technology needed to make their ideas work was still in its infancy — or simply didn't exist. For evidence, consider the ITER AVTO. Introduced in 1930, this dashboard mounted navigation system used maps printed on rolls of paper. These maps were connected by a cable to the speedometer and would scroll forward in proportion to the car's speed. Basically, a great idea hampered by the tech of its time: And then there's the 1969 Buick Century Cruiser, pictured, an autonomous concept car that used punched cards to program the car's destination. The driver would insert a card encoded with a destination and an electronic highway centre (whateve...

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