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"The whole problem of energy sources is going to be solved by little solutions, not by some big new piece of technology that does everything. We got into this crisis by believing that we had one big piece of technology that would do everything (oil)."
- Gregory Benford

Photosight  
  An automotive device that automatically follows a painted white line on the roadway, letting the car drive itself.  

BJ set the car on automatic, letting the photosight follow the white lane strip...
From The Sign of the Tiger, by Alan Nourse (w/Meyer).
Published by Amazing Science Fiction Stories in 1958
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This seems like an early reference to this idea, which has resurfaced in the race to develop cars that could drive autonomously on existing roadways.

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