- Publisher: Popular Science
- Editor: Marina Galperina
- Published: February 5, 2024
From my Are We There Yet? column on Pop Sci
These simulators popped up in the 1950s, but there's a reason you won't see them in accredited driving schools today.
IN 1953, dozens of teens at Brooklyn High School for Automotive Trades took one of the first-ever realistic driving simulators out for a spin. The Drivotrainer was no Gran Turismo, but it offered road video and a bumper car-style driver’s seat with a steering wheel, clutch, brake, mirrors, speedometer, and even a hood ornament...
Many thanks to Marina Galperina, Popular Science Managing Editor.