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Harley Earl Firebird III Movie / showing first ever on-board computers in cars

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Published on Aug 14, 2012

A significant number of tech savvy engineering firsts were introduced on these radical (Firebird I, II and III) experimental concept cars: This rare 1958 film, 12-min, details what would become standard equipment on literally hundreds of millions of cars in the future! For example, cruise-control, keyless entry, first-ever onboard computers, paper engine testing via digital computer technology (precursor to CAD which originally was an offshoot of GM Styling), automatic guidance system, twilight sentential., etc.

To peruse more scholarly info on these cars, go here:

http://www.carofthecentury.com/firebi...

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