and the ugly.
Fifty thousand people died in car wrecks every year from the invention of the automobile to the invention of the airbag.
In the 50s, a family magazine published results of a poll. People wanted better engineering for cars, not flashier designs. They wanted electric windshield wipers, not vacuum powered. They wanted one key to open the door and start the engine and a different key to open the trunk. American auto makers totally ignored every item on the list and then Volkswagen ran away with the market. Ten years later the Japanese brands ran away with the market AGAIN.