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.

The Future Car, 1913:


Patent Drawing, Dymaxion Car, 1933:

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

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