Arbel Symétric, 1958. As it is Geneva Motor Show I thought it would be fun to look at some of the cars which have debuted at Geneva which have not made it. Arbel cars were produced by the Compagnie Normande d'Etudes pour l'Application de Procédés Mécaniques. In 1958 they displayed the Symétric, an experimental prototype which was to be powered by a “genestatom”, a 40-KW nuclear thermal generator using radioactive cartridges made of nuclear waste. The French government did not approve the use of nuclear fuel and no development took place. The company went into debt and never recovered
someone in the replies spouted the fascism was just a product of the time fallacy, and I'd like to just say, isn't that the stupidest excuse for having sexism, racism or discrimination in something? we're talking about a 1950's culture that litteraly had nuclear powered cars and robots, this is a fantasy, the only excuse to have sexism, racism, or discrimination is if the creator has something to say on the issue, or is sexist, racist, or a homophobe.