Some car technology is just too clever

Modern transport is far removed from the horse-and-carriage days, but have gridlock traffic and too-clever technology taken the fun out of it?

17th February, 2007

Barely 100 years ago the horseless carriage arrived, compliments of Mr Daimler and Mr Benz who chose to fit a spinning, whirling device connected to a series of cogs, gears and great round wheels to move it forward.

Prior to that the horse was the preferred means of transport on land and willingly carried us in any required direction, meandering through the world on tracks originally formed by wildlife or farmer’s livestock.

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