Insights · November 28th, 2011

It is possible that autonomous vehicles could be the flying car of the 2030’s – I am forever answering the question “what ever happened to the flying car envisioned in the 1960’s?”. But this concept car, imagined by Charles Rattray, captures many of the concepts I first heard about when working with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration on a project to identify advanced research topics. The experts they gathered in 2006 indeed foresaw intelligent highways, vehicles that communicate with each other as well as with the infrastructure, some roadways at least that could transmit energy to the vehicle, and computing intelligence smart enough to navigate cars without driver involvement. Mr. Rattray incorporates all of these ideas, and more, into his proposed vehicle. Check out his video below and also a description of the car in Gizmag.



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Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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