Car Driven Without Gears to Revolutionize Motor Industry (Jan, 1933)
Car Driven Without Gears to Revolutionize Motor Industry
ANOTHER step forward to greater automobile efficiency has been made with this gearless motor car, invented by a young Australian engineer. The car, shown in illustration on right, promises to revolutionize motoring throughout the world. The machine is propelled by a standard engine, its only controls being a throttle lever, a brake lever and a reverse lever. It is as easily manipulated as a steam engine. The speed of the car is controlled by the accelerator, leaving the driver’s hands free to operate the steering wheel, which is a great safety advantage especially while driving among traffic. Tests have been conducted in and about London, among traffic and less-travelled roads, with considerable success.