Tuesday, November 6, 2012
1962 Ford Seattle-ITE XXI Concept
This 1963 Ford Seattle-ite XXI was a concept that was very bold, dramatic, futuristic, and inspiring for its era. It utilizing advanced technology including a trip computer, navigation and traffic information systems, fuel cell power and steer-by-wire technology. There were a total of six wheels with two being in the front. The four wheels in front were steer-able and turn in tandem. This would done to enhance tracking, traction, and braking efficiency. The cockpit was nearly enclosed in glass. In the rear there were four large exhaust pipes that appeared more to be fuselage for an aircraft than exhaust outlets.
This vehicle was show-cased at the 1963 Worlds Fair.