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Catalog Number 10582-8
Title M-2 Vehicle Detection Used by the Nebraska Department of Roads
Object Name Box, Control
Description It is a M-2 Silver vehicle detector. On the back, it has 3 RCA bulbs, a motor (proper right edge), antenna (proper left edge) and a metal can -electrolytic (in the middle). On the front, it has a rower switch, a tune knob, and a microamperes D.C. scale.
Culture American
Material metal (tin), plastic, glass, electrical wires
Used Lancaster County; Lincoln
Height (in) 6.43
Width (in) 13.18
Depth (in) 9
Search Terms Nebraska Department of Roads
Other Name M-2 Vehicle Detector
History Used in the automatic driving test project developed by Leland Hancock and the Nebraska Department of Roads in the 1950s. The proposed project involved installing an autopilot feature in cars and highways that could take over a car in an emergency.
Credit line Leland M. Hancock, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Hancock, Leland M.