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"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
- Isaac Asimov

Inter-Vehicle Communication  
  The ability to talk car-to-car directly.  

As the cab hummed above downtown New York another cab rose and zipped ahead of it, wig-wagging its side fins in a rocking motion.

"They are trying to contact us," the autonomic circuit of his own cab informed him. "Do you wish to respond?"

"Let me talk to them," Barney said.

A mike was presented to him.

From The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1965
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There have been a variety of different real-life approaches to creating something like this. Some involve visual feedback (check out the funky Drivemocion; others make use of short-range WiFi or other networking technology.

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