The 10 coolest car innovations that never caught on

Downward doors, nuclear power, and a pull-back steering wheel: What’s not to love?

Ford Nucleon 1958

Por Jil McIntosh

Right from the very beginning, the auto industry turned the impossible into reality. A vehicle that could move by itself – could it get any better than that?

Of course it did, and most of the innovations were good ideas, but every now and again, something looked better on the drawing board than it did on a car. We’ve got 10 cool innovations that sounded good but never made the cut… Read more

Automatic seatbelt on 1989 Chrysler Conquest