In Tomorrow Never Dies, 007 gets a BMW 7 Series that he can drive by remote control. In 2015, BMW unveils a 7 Series that can park itself via remote control. Coincidence?!?

Probably, but sometimes crazy movie car gadgets have real life equivalents, even if they take years to hit the market. That’s our question of the day: What’s the most realistic fictional car gadget?

It can be a gadget that came true, like Bond’s remote control, or something that would have a plausible real life application. Personally, I’m holding out for in-car grappling hooks, but I may be waiting a while for those.


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