Futurismo | An Automotive News podcast
About This Show
Futurismo is a podcast about the next quarter-century in the auto industry. Each season, we’ll take a specific trend or technology that exists in some form today, and look forward to how it will evolve in the not-too-distant future to reshape how we think of transportation and cars.
Futurismo is a production of Automotive News, the leading publication covering the auto industry. Check out our reporting online at autonews.com and follow us on Twitter @Automotive_News.
Most Recent Episode
Patent No. US3359539 (Season 2, Episode 2)
In Season 2, Episode 2 of Futurismo, “Patent No. US3359539,” we tell the story of the seat-belt ignition interlock and alarm, a device that requires drivers to buckle up in order to start the car. We delve into how it was born, how, in just a few years, it became the center of a national conversation, and finally we’ll learn how it failed. Engineers working on advanced safety systems today and the self-driving car of tomorrow should heed this cautionary tale, because if one truism holds true through history is that humans can be fickle users.