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Catalog Number 10582-12-(2)
Title M-3 Vehicle Dectector Power Box
Object Name Box, Control
Description Wooden box with a power cord from the left side. Nails keep the box together. A red dot is on the bottom. At the bottom of the cords, there are two clips, one for each wire.
color: brown
Date 1958-08
Year Range from 1958
Year Range to 1908
Culture American
Material metal, plastic, box
Height (in) 2.25
Width (in) 4
Depth (in) 3.25
History This vehicle detector power box 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.