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Catalog Number 10582-15
Title Test Coil From the Nebraska Department of Roads Automatic Driving Project
Object Name Tester, Electrical
Description A plastic box with two metal prongs protruding out of the right side of the box. A metal plastic piece is protruding from the top. "Test Coil" is printed on it.
Date 1955-10
Year Range from 1955
Year Range to 1910
Material Copper, metal, plastics, dye
Made Hancock, Leland M.
Used Lincoln
Height (in) 1.75
Width (in) 1.75
Depth (in) 0.75
Other Name Test Coil
History This test coil was 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.
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