The "safety" features of the car were laughable by today's standards. Tucker put a large footwell in front of the passenger seat, with the idea that when an accident was imminent, the passenger could "duck" into this "safety zone" during the wreck. The reality of course is, that accidents take place in milliseconds, and no one in a car has time to duck, brace, or otherwise react to an impact. This is why we have airbags today.
Even the center "swivel" headlamp wasn't a Tucker innovation. Again, the Czech Tatra had this feature and it was even available on US cars in the 1920's. For some reason, people want to believe in Tucker and thus attribute these "innovations" to him. But you can't "innovate" something invented by someone else, decades earlier.
So the Tucker wasn't a revolutionary design at all, really. Maybe for the US his European ideas seemed "far out" but they not inventions of his.
Where Tucker failed, Volkswagen succeeded. And by the 1960's, VW had established itself as a player in the United States, and today is one of the largest manufacturers (sometimes the largest) in the world. Oh, right, the "big-3" automakers were in a conspiracy to suppress the Tucker. Funny how they let the VW slip right through their net!