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Auto Pilot - from 60 years ago!

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by Michael Sinz, May 15, 2018.

  1. Michael Sinz

    Michael Sinz Member

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    This article from 1958 shows a few things, the last of which is really a cultural issue that we have not completely overcome:

    1. Auto-pilot for cars is not new, it just does more. This one was the first invention of what we now call "cruise control" - but there was controversy about how this auto-pilot would endanger drivers by letting them not pay attention.
    2. Tesla did not invent the term auto-pilot for use in cars. This pre-dates Tesla's use by over 50 years!
    3. People were worried about the coming of robots...
    4. Oh boy was the auto industry sexist! Seriously, and horribly sexist. Just read the introduction to how the auto pilot works and you will justifiably get upset.
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    What it does. This is not easy to explain to women and the mechanically innocent. ...​

    1958 Imperial Auto Pilot Article
     
  2. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    GM did "Auto Pilot" two years before that. And a whole lot more!

     
  3. Plan B

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    lmao ^ ^
     
  4. SDRick

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    What a great blast from the past video!
     

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