How Cars Went from Boxy to Curvy


It’s something most people, even those who don’t drive, have noticed—cars in the 1970s had square, boxy designs while those made in the 1990s are much curvier. Basically something happened to cars in the 1980s where the angled edges gave way to smooth curves, but why did that happen? What prompted it?

In this video Vox deliver a lesson in automotive history explaining how Europe, fuel economy regulations, and computers combined to create the modern cars we see today.

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