Car of the Future
History's Innovative Autos
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History's Innovative Autos

Ever since automobiles hit the market in the late 19th century, carmakers have vied to design the vehicle that would change personal transportation forever. Now, in the face of rising fuel costs and concerns about the environment, consumers and governments are also calling for change. Ironically, some of the technologies that could help drive the car of the future have been around for a century. In this slide show, explore nine automotive innovations—some promising and some perilous—that arose from the fertile minds of early engineers.—Rima Chaddha

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