THE COMPUTERIZED CAR IS HERE

The auto industry is fast approaching the Space Age. The use of computers has skyrocketed in the past two years and the day is not too far off when pushbuttons will take over the car's entire instrument panel. The author of this article discusses the Space Age innovations he found already featured in some autos and a few that are expected to be in production in the next few years. Among these innovations are "Voice Alert" systems, an electronic navigation system, radar braking, theft-deterrent systems, an alcohol-ignition interlock system to prevent alcohol-impaired drivers from starting the car, and pushbutton control of all the common electrical controls.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association

    1343 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Janicki, E
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • NTDRA Dealer News
    • Volume: 47
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 988
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM