This image shows an Italian artist's illustration of a futuristic vehicle, not a prediction of what 2022 would look like

Updated on 02/09/2020 at 16:25

An illustration of people driving single-occupancy vehicles has been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram alongside a claim it was created by an Italian artist in 1962 to show what he imagined the world would look like in 2022. The claim is false; the image shows an illustration by the Italian artist of a futuristic vehicle he imagined could improve traffic in big cities.