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"There's a poetry in the materials we use to construct our world of artifacts; it speaks of our long history as a technological species."
- William Gibson

One-Man Car  
  A small transport vehicle.  

This is one of the essential ideas of the robotaxi era; the notion that, instead of needing to purchase one car that met all your needs, you would call the minimum vehicle for each occasion.

Farr paid his fare, summoned a one-man car to the dock, jumped in, dialed his destination, and relaxed into the seat...

The hum of the car soothed him. His eyes grew heavy; he started to doze.

The car vibrated, jerked, and shunted off the main tube toward the ocean...

The door snapped open and an uniformed attendant assisted him to the deck.

Technovelgy from The Houses of Iszm, by Jack Vance.
Published by Better Publications in 1954
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Compare to the single seat scooter from The Star King (1964) by Jack Vance.

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