The automobile has been the most popular mode of mechanized travel in America since the 1940s. Ways to make automobile travel more pleasurable and efficient has been a favorite occupation of engineers and visionaries since the automobile’s inception. Seen here are ideas for cars that go faster, fly, can double as a house, bank into turns for better stability, have built-in communications and climate control, and which can drive themselves.

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