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19th Mar '17 3:41:03 AM shadowbeast
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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews: all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.

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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews: all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged An eight-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.
19th Mar '17 3:36:16 AM shadowbeast
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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.

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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, crews: all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.
19th Mar '17 1:52:44 AM shadowbeast
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--->''The other cars point and laugh''
19th Mar '17 1:49:49 AM shadowbeast
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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.
--->'''Mean Machine''': I've got to put up with a driver who gets me trashed in every single race and a biomechanical dog who wipes his wormy tailpipe on my seats on a daily basis. I sure as hell don't have to take crap from an eight-legged lizard.
--->'''Convert-O-Car''': Technically, that was urine.
--->''A drunk vomits on the Mean Machine''
--->'''Mean Machine''': Hey!
12th Mar '17 1:51:32 AM Doug86
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* The automated 18-wheelers in Solar Crisis. They put a motorcycle on the road to try to stop one and the truck just runs right over it, but when one of them stands out in the path of the next one that comes along, this truck does stop. The truck has a fail-safe to prevent it from running over people.

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* The automated 18-wheelers in Solar Crisis.''Solar Crisis''. They put a motorcycle on the road to try to stop one and the truck just runs right over it, but when one of them stands out in the path of the next one that comes along, this truck does stop. The truck has a fail-safe to prevent it from running over people.



* In a future presented in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, all cars are automated smart cars, no one owns one anymore and they always seem to know when to pick someone up who needs a drive. They're generally respected because their onboard AIs get a little vengeful when mistreated.

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* In a future presented in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine 2'', all cars are automated smart cars, no one owns one anymore and they always seem to know when to pick someone up who needs a drive. They're generally respected because their onboard AIs [=AIs=] get a little vengeful when mistreated.



* In the sci-fi novel (part of the NightsDawn trilogy) by Peter F. Hamilton ''The Neutronium Alchemist'', the intelligence agents pursuing Dr Alkad Mzu have to switch to manual driving when the electronic-warfare abilities of the possessed glitch their vehicles.
* ''The Dream Master'' by RogerZelazny takes this to an extreme, with people joyriding in the things by repeatedly changing the destination before they arrive, sometimes with the windows blacked out.
** In one case a ''seeing eye dog'' made use of one, when going to get help for his mistress from the titular character.

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* In the sci-fi novel (part of the NightsDawn trilogy) Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy) by Peter F. Hamilton ''The Neutronium Alchemist'', the intelligence agents pursuing Dr Alkad Mzu have to switch to manual driving when the electronic-warfare abilities of the possessed glitch their vehicles.
* ''The Dream Master'' by RogerZelazny Creator/RogerZelazny takes this to an extreme, with people joyriding in the things by repeatedly changing the destination before they arrive, sometimes with the windows blacked out.
** In one case a ''seeing eye dog'' made use of one, when going to get help for his mistress from the titular character.



* These had just been invented in ''{{Remnants}}'' when [[KillEmAll the rock hit]]. It mentions that the legal driving age was reduced to twelve if you're driving an automated car.

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* These had just been invented in ''{{Remnants}}'' ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' when [[KillEmAll the rock hit]]. It mentions that the legal driving age was reduced to twelve if you're driving an automated car.



* In Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Manifold'' series, "[=SmartDrive=]" automated cars is a recurring mention, pioneered some time in the early [=2020s=]. In ''Literature/ManifoldTime'', the [=SmartDrive=] is only shown activated when Emma is driving through Death Valley at over 100 miles per hour.
* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'': This type of vehicle is routinely seen in this 'Verse. One story discusses the advantages. One article discusses the development of these vehicles. The same article also discusses the in-universe fiction centered on these vehicles.

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* In Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Manifold'' series, "[=SmartDrive=]" automated cars is a recurring mention, pioneered some time in the early [=2020s=]. In ''Literature/ManifoldTime'', the [=SmartDrive=] is only shown activated when Emma is driving through Death Valley at over 100 miles per hour.
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* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'': This type of vehicle is routinely seen in this 'Verse. One story discusses the advantages. One article discusses the development of these vehicles. The same article also discusses the in-universe fiction centered on these vehicles.



* On ''TopGear'', Jeremy supervises an fully automated BMW 330i after it has "learned" the test track, noting that if you really want to terrify yourself, the automation system can be fitted on an M3.

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* On ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', Jeremy supervises an a fully automated BMW 330i after it has "learned" the test track, noting that if you really want to terrify yourself, the automation system can be fitted on an M3.



* Downplayed in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': the Imperium doesn't use AI ever since a RobotUprising millennia ago, so instead they use servitors, lobotomized humans with various cybernetic replacement body parts, who function more or less as autopilots. There's also the question of Machine Spirits, which range from simple automatic systems to full-on sentient entities (one Land Raider went berserk after its entire crew was killed and brutally avenged them) DependingOnTheWriter.

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* Downplayed in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': the Imperium doesn't use AI ever since a RobotUprising millennia ago, so instead they use servitors, lobotomized humans with various cybernetic replacement body parts, who function more or less as autopilots. There's also the question of Machine Spirits, which range from simple automatic systems to full-on sentient entities (one Land Raider went berserk after its entire crew was killed and brutally avenged them) DependingOnTheWriter.



* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', automated automobiles are the norm, and AIs are easily advanced enough to drive them. In fact, manual driving under influences is a crime punishable by death, as discussed [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-08-29 here]].

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* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', automated automobiles are the norm, and AIs [=AIs=] are easily advanced enough to drive them. In fact, manual driving under influences is a crime punishable by death, as discussed [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-08-29 here]].



--->'''Carl''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny One of those]] ''[[TakeThat American]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny robot cars]]!

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--->'''Carl''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments One of those]] ''[[TakeThat American]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments robot cars]]!



* The the "Car Trouble" episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', there is a self-driving car named '''S'''ystemized '''A'''utomotive '''D'''riving '''I'''ntelligence, or "Sadie".

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* The the "Car Trouble" episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', there is a self-driving car named '''S'''ystemized '''A'''utomotive '''D'''riving '''I'''ntelligence, or "Sadie".



--> IT'S 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, and you are headed for a business appointment 300 miles away. You slide into your [[CoolCar sleek, two-passenger air-cushion car]], press a [[BillionsOfButtons sequence of buttons]] and the national traffic computer [[BigBrotherIsWatching notes your destination]], figures out the current traffic situation and signals your car to slide out of the garage. Hands free, you sit back and begin to read the morning paperówhich is flashed on a flat TV screen over the carís dashboard. Tapping a button changes the page.
--> The car accelerates to 150 mph in the city's suburbs, then hits 250 mph in less built-up areas, gliding over the smooth plastic road. You whizz past a string of cities, many of them [[DomedHometown covered by the new domes]] that keep them evenly climatized year round. Traffic is heavy, typically, but there's [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong no need to worry]]. The [[MasterComputer traffic computer]], which feeds and receives signals to and from all cars in transit between cities, keeps vehicles at least 50 yds. apart. There [[FinaglesLaw hasnít been an accident since the system was inaugurated]].

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--> IT'S 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, and you are headed for a business appointment 300 miles away. You slide into your [[CoolCar sleek, two-passenger air-cushion car]], press a [[BillionsOfButtons sequence of buttons]] and the national traffic computer [[BigBrotherIsWatching notes your destination]], figures out the current traffic situation and signals your car to slide out of the garage. Hands free, you sit back and begin to read the morning paperówhich is flashed on a flat TV screen over the carís car's dashboard. Tapping a button changes the page.
--> The car accelerates to 150 mph in the city's suburbs, then hits 250 mph in less built-up areas, gliding over the smooth plastic road. You whizz past a string of cities, many of them [[DomedHometown covered by the new domes]] that keep them evenly climatized year round. Traffic is heavy, typically, but there's [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong no need to worry]]. The [[MasterComputer traffic computer]], which feeds and receives signals to and from all cars in transit between cities, keeps vehicles at least 50 yds. yards apart. There [[FinaglesLaw hasnít hasn't been an accident since the system was inaugurated]].
25th Feb '17 1:37:49 AM MaxBrain
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* Roborace is a racing series for automated ''race cars'' that will use the same tracks as UsefulNotes/FormulaE. Two DevBot automated race cars participated in a test session at Buenos Aires in 2017. One crashed into the wall at the apex of a corner, but the other completed its stint, even avoiding a collision with a dog that had run onto the track.

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* Roborace is a racing series for automated ''race cars'' that will use the same tracks as UsefulNotes/FormulaE. Two DevBot [=DevBot=] automated race cars participated in a test session at Buenos Aires in 2017. One crashed into the wall at the apex of a corner, but the other completed its stint, even avoiding a collision with a dog that had run onto the track.
25th Feb '17 1:36:13 AM MaxBrain
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* Roborace is a racing series for automated ''race cars'' that will use the same tracks as UsefulNotes/FormulaE. Two DevBot automated race cars participated in a test session at Buenos Aires in 2017. One crashed into the wall at the apex of a corner, but the other completed its stint, even avoiding a collision with a dog that had run onto the track.
12th Jan '17 9:15:26 PM FordPrefect
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--> Troubleshooter: Why didn't you ''tell'' me we were headed for a collision?
--> Flybot: You said 'left turn', so I turned left. I suggested maybe we should do something else, but nooo. You were pretty rude about it, too.

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--> Troubleshooter: '''Troubleshooter:''' Why didn't you ''tell'' me we were headed for a collision?
--> Flybot: '''Flybot:''' You said 'left turn', so I turned left. I suggested maybe we should do something else, but nooo. You were pretty rude about it, too.
12th Jan '17 9:14:57 PM FordPrefect
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* Downplayed in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': the Imperium doesn't use AI ever since a RobotUprising millenia ago, so instead they use servitors, lobotomized humans with various cybernetic replacement body parts, who function more or less as autopilots. There's also the question of Machine Spirits, which range from simple automatic systems to full-on sentient entities (one Land Raider went berserk after its entire crew was killed and brutally avenged them) DependingOnTheWriter.

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* Downplayed in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': the Imperium doesn't use AI ever since a RobotUprising millenia millennia ago, so instead they use servitors, lobotomized humans with various cybernetic replacement body parts, who function more or less as autopilots. There's also the question of Machine Spirits, which range from simple automatic systems to full-on sentient entities (one Land Raider went berserk after its entire crew was killed and brutally avenged them) DependingOnTheWriter.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', vehicles are often equipped with bot brains, which (as usual) [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunction]], misunderstand, or [[SecondLawMyAss deliberately screw over]] their passengers with alarming regularity. And the passengers may not be trained in manual control.
--> Troubleshooter: Why didn't you ''tell'' me we were headed for a collision?
--> Flybot: You said 'left turn', so I turned left. I suggested maybe we should do something else, but nooo. You were pretty rude about it, too.
7th Jan '17 7:07:55 PM ChronoLegion
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Bull}}'' starts with a self-driving car with a virtual personality, capable of understanding human speech and even carrying on a conversation, killing its engineer. The engineer's wife sues the company CEO, and Bull decides to help her. [[spoiler:It's revealed that the CFO convinced another engineer to program the car to kill the other one in order to cash in on the company failure]]. Interestingly, it's pointed out that the vehicle's ethics algorithms allow for the possibility of allowing the passenger(s) to die, if that preserves the maximum number of lives in the area. Basically, if there is a fallen tree on the road, and swerving would mean possibly colliding with cars filled with people, the vehicle would make the decision to hit the tree.
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