the inventor of cruise control

Here’s a fun fact: the inventor who created cruise control could not drive. Ralph Teetor lost his eyesight as a child, but that did not put a damper on his creativity. He was a very smart person and became a mechanical engineer. He invented an early power lawn mower and a new version of the fishing pole, but his most notable invention was cruise control. His inspiration for inventing cruise control was the erratic driving of his lawyer who had a tendency to speed up and slow down in order to stay at the posted speed limit. This caused Teetor to experience car sickness and is what caused him to invent what we know as cruise control today. How cool is that?!