The Bus of the Future as Envisioned in the 1950s

What will the bus of the future look like?

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Pretty cool huh? Well compared to what we see on the streets now, its a marked improvement, but that is nothing compared to what people in the past hoped they would look like. In the 1950s they thought it would be as big as a Star Wars’ AT-AT with slick lines and a Jetson’s style cockpit. Oh and it will destroy anything in its path!!

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What’s super cool is that the inside of this vehicle looks like a dining club of some sort. I would love a more open seating style on my Greyhound. Have a couple of drinks, meet some new people. Instead we are still crammed into aluminum tubes – face forward – back straight. I love these retro visions of a future that will never happen.

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