Moving pavements that convey pedestrians from A to B? Transport tubes that can take people from one place to another using compressed air? There were bold visions of the future of mobility way back in the 1970s – when computers as powerful as today’s standard family PC were as large as a living room wall unit.
Speaking of computers: Although they were initially huge, computers made a significant contribution to road traffic safety research as long as 40 years ago. Specifically, researchers back then were looking at ways of lowering accident figures and relieving drivers using electronics.