Auto visionaries, 1993 and 2010

Visionary triumphs of auto technology, 17 years ago and now:

In 1993, an Ig Nobel Prize was awarded jointly to Jay Schiffman of Farmington Hills, Michigan, crack inventor of AutoVision, an image projection device that makes it possible to drive a car and watch television at the same time, and to the Michigan state legislature, for making it legal to do so.

On January 6, 2010, the New York Times ran a report headlined “Driven to Distraction: Despite Risks, Internet Creeps Onto Car Dashboards“. The article says “The first wave of these ‘infotainment systems,’ as the tech and car industries call them, will hit the market this year.”