Autronic Eye - General Motors Twilight Sentinel


Back when ‘computer’ meant a high school gymnasium-sized space filled with vacuum tubes, wires and clacking relays, automotive accessories and optional gadgetry were an analog electro-mechanical collection of cutting edge technology and modern design. Imagine a future with automotive technology so sophisticated that manually dimming the high beams for approaching automobiles was old-fashioned tedium of a time gone by. The divisional brain trust at the General Motors Guide Lamp Division delivered on this future in in the early 1950s with the Autronic Eye.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/06/21/photonic-technology%20.