Illustration for article titled Future Car of 1913 Predicts Future Car of 1933

In 1913, Walter Baunard introduced Scientific American's readers to "The Future Car." Completely enclosed, "dust-proof, silent, and comfortable," Baunard's car resembled "a submarine boat more than it does a carriage." But what it really looked like was Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car of twenty years later.

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The Future Car, 1913:

Illustration for article titled Future Car of 1913 Predicts Future Car of 1933
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Patent Drawing, Dymaxion Car, 1933:

Illustration for article titled Future Car of 1913 Predicts Future Car of 1933

P.S. You can watch videos of the Dymaxion car in action here.

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