COMMUNICATIONS: No Time for Silence

Determined to keep postwar man in constant touch, the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. last week announced that it is ready to manufacture a new two-way, auto-to-anywhere radiotelephone for U.S. motorists. When it goes on sale, six months to a year after manpower and materials are available, this formidable device will connect the driver through a radiotelephone like a walkie-talkie. The call will then be passed on to any local or longdistance number. Calls from cars traveling along a highway will be picked up by different stations, as the car passes from one zone to another (see cut). Car...

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