What Will the Car of the Future Look Like?

By the next centenary of the Model T, the streets of the world will hum to the sound of countless electric motors.

Published: 07-Jan-2008

What a strange set-up, the aliens would think, moving on in their flying saucer to find another, more civilised planet with which to make contact.

Those strange metal beasts that roam the Earth are, of course, our cars - one of the greatest inventions of recent history.

The automobile has transformed our lives utterly, making well-travelled cosmopolitans of us all. But the result is that we have become its slave - totally dependent on the car for our everyday existence. Exactly 100 years on from the dawn of the automobile age, it is impossible to imagine life without them.

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