CC TV: “The 21st Century: Auto and All That Traffic” (1969) Walter Cronkite Looks At The Nascent Technology We Take For Granted

Since we like to time travel, here’s a vehicle to take us back to 1969 and see how the automotive technologies we take for granted were being conceived and developed. Electric cars, air bags, ABS braking, adaptive cruise control, navigation, and more. Except for the EV (a Rambler, no less), there’s little or nothing about emission controls, never mind fuel efficiency. Oil and fuel were cheap at the time, and global warming due to CO emissions had already been predicted in the 1950s, but had certainly not entered the mainstream consciousness.