Driving through the crowded streets of the future, autoists will stop, wait for cross traffic to clear, then start again without the aid of today’s signal post on the corner. Stop-and-go light signals, installed on the automobile dash, will control tomorrow’s traffic. A glance at his instruments will show the driver whether the way is open long before he reaches the next street intersection
The car of the future, by virtue of its greater roominess, can be made literally a luxurious “home on wheels.” Seats can be converted into comfortable berths for sleeping. In a twinkling, a portable table can be set up. There will be plenty of convenient storage places, even little refrigerated cupboards for foods and drinks.
GREGORY BENFORD, Popular Mechanics, (2012), "The Future That Never Was: Pictures from the Past', [online], Available: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/future-that-never-was-next-gen-tech-concepts?click=main_sr#slide-1