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Catalog Number 10582-7
Title M-1 Vehicle Detector Used by the Nebraska Department of Roads For Their Automatic Driving Test Project
Object Name Box, Control
Description A metal framed vehicle detector. A measuring device that use milliaimperes in the upper left corner. A black knob for tuning in the upper-right. Three black-switches located in the lower-right. Two metal switches, one for power, one for Balance. Four ports are located on left side of the box. Two black, two red. One power cord, brown in color, comes out of the black side of the device.
color: metallic, red, black, white, brown
Date 1955-05
Year Range from 1955
Year Range to 1905
Culture American
Material Metal, plastics, dye
Made Rca
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Used Lincoln; Lancaster County; Lincoln; Lancaster County
Height (in) 3.5
Width (in) 6
Depth (in) 8
Search Terms Nebraska Department of Roads
Other Name Dectector, Vehicle
History This vehicle detector 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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