Autonomous driving is a keyword in the automotive industry today, but it was on the minds of innovators at General Motors as far back as the 1950s. New on the showroom is the cutaway chassis of the Firebird III experimental vehicle, and it is displayed right next to the Firebird III vehicle. The Firebird program investigated the potential of gas turbine power, but the Firebird III also had an operational autonomous driving function. With hands off the steering wheel, Firebird III could follow a wire embedded into the road within the Tech Center campus. Enthusiasts and guests have been enthralled at the better-than-a peek inside the Firebird III. As with every vehicle on the showroom floor, its presence is not guaranteed—as vehicles are often called away for display at other shows and events.