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Vision-Based Autonomous Cars  
  A vehicle that uses a visual sensor to gather information sufficient to safely drive.  

Our next step was automatic steering, bo that the machine could avoid obstacles in the road without attention from a driver at a steering-wheel.”

"I don’t understand how these machines can drive automatically,” I interrupted, very much puzzled, "unless they can see?”

"They can see!” He pointed to an excrescence on each headlight of the machine, like a bud on a potato.

“That’s the selenium eye,” Kaspar explained. “The electrical resistance of the metal selenium varies with the intensity of the light that strikes it; and that is a little camera chamber with a lens and a Selenium network. By its means, the machine can see.

Technovelgy from Paradise and Iron, by Miles J. Breuer.
Published by Amazing Stories Quarterly in 1930
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