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"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
- Neal Stephenson

Teleradio Control (Hand Flash)  
  A device that can call a vehicle to a driver; it drives itself in a near-autonomous fashion to the caller.  

Why walk all the way to the garage, when you can call the vehicle to yourself right where you are? Not in the future, certainly.

Thomas focussed the violet beam of a hand flash on a plate gleaming from the door of a low structure a hundred yards away. The barrier swung open. The 'eye' of a three-wheeled Hammond scooter caught the guiding ray, came skimming across the tarmark (sic) toward the waiting couple...

"Hop in, Garry," Parker folded his length into the narrow confines of the little machine, switched off the teleradio control.

From Exiles of the Moon, by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat).
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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