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25th May '18 10:51:19 AM darkemyst
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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'': Tim's Redbird can drive itself to his location. He's never seen using this when the car is very far away so it's not seen how well it would deal with traffic, which is probably a good thing since it doesn't balk at driving on sidewalks and crashing through glass doors to get to him.
* ''ComicBook/Batgirl2009'': Stephanie's "Compact" motorcycle like vehicle can drive itself to a given destination.
19th Apr '18 7:37:54 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'': The [=DeSoto=], after you rescue it from Hell.

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* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'': ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space]]'': The [=DeSoto=], [=DeSoto=] becomes self-driving (thanks to being demonically possessed) after you the Freelance Police rescue it from Hell.Hell in "What's New, Beelzebub?".
18th Mar '18 5:02:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''Excel:''' ([[MegatonPunch Karate chops Shiouji in the head]].) You ''dare'' even '''''attempt''''' to [[LamePunReaction utter that line?!]]

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'''Excel:''' ([[MegatonPunch Karate (Karate chops Shiouji in the head]].head.) You ''dare'' even '''''attempt''''' to [[LamePunReaction utter that line?!]]line?!
12th Mar '18 2:36:51 AM Ninamarie124
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6th Jan '18 8:49:06 PM nombretomado
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* There's an anime called ''Anime/ExDriver'', where ''everyone'' uses automated cars -- unfortunately, the AI in them occasionally [[AIIsACrapshoot goes nuts and the car goes out of control]], at which point it's up to a squad of people with the instinctive ability to drive manual-control cars (called eX-Drivers) to chase them down and bring them to a halt with their driving skills and some fancy battools (specifically, a gadget that freezes up the target's onboard GPS and revolvers that fire some sticky-cement substance for blacking out the machine's sensors). It is very, very cool. And theme songs are by JAMProject!

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* There's an anime called ''Anime/ExDriver'', where ''everyone'' uses automated cars -- unfortunately, the AI in them occasionally [[AIIsACrapshoot goes nuts and the car goes out of control]], at which point it's up to a squad of people with the instinctive ability to drive manual-control cars (called eX-Drivers) to chase them down and bring them to a halt with their driving skills and some fancy battools (specifically, a gadget that freezes up the target's onboard GPS and revolvers that fire some sticky-cement substance for blacking out the machine's sensors). It is very, very cool. And theme songs are by JAMProject!Music/JAMProject!
15th Oct '17 1:02:21 PM Discar
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-->-- ''Manga/ExcelSaga'', volume 5.

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-->-- ''Manga/ExcelSaga'', volume 5.
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-->-- ''"I can remember when there wasn't an automobile in the world with brains enough to find its own way home. I chauffeured dead lumps of machines that needed a man's hand at their controls every minute. Every year machines like that used to kill tens of thousands of people. The automatics fixed that. A positronic brain can react much faster than a human one, of course, and it paid people to keep hands off the controls. You got in, punched your destination and let it go its own way. We take it for granted now, but I remember when the first laws came out forcing the old machines off the highways and limiting travel to automatics. Lord, what a fuss. They called it everything from communism to fascism, but it emptied the highways and stopped the killing, and still more people get around more easily the new way. Of course, the automatics were ten to a hundred times as expensive as the hand-driven ones, and there weren't many that could afford a private vehicle. The industry specialized in turning out omnibus-automatics. You could always call a company and have one stop at your door in a matter of minutes and take you where you wanted to go. Usually, you had to drive with others who were going your way, but what's wrong with that?"''

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-->-- ''"I -->I can remember when there wasn't an automobile in the world with brains enough to find its own way home. I chauffeured dead lumps of machines that needed a man's hand at their controls every minute. Every year machines like that used to kill tens of thousands of people. The automatics fixed that. A positronic brain can react much faster than a human one, of course, and it paid people to keep hands off the controls. You got in, punched your destination and let it go its own way. We take it for granted now, but I remember when the first laws came out forcing the old machines off the highways and limiting travel to automatics. Lord, what a fuss. They called it everything from communism to fascism, but it emptied the highways and stopped the killing, and still more people get around more easily the new way. Of course, the automatics were ten to a hundred times as expensive as the hand-driven ones, and there weren't many that could afford a private vehicle. The industry specialized in turning out omnibus-automatics. You could always call a company and have one stop at your door in a matter of minutes and take you where you wanted to go. Usually, you had to drive with others who were going your way, but what's wrong with that?"''that?
15th Oct '17 12:58:05 PM Discar
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--> You know those signs that say "don't putz around with this system -- serious injury or death could result?" Well, they were talking about YOUR death, and it is now resulting.

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--> ---> You know those signs that say "don't putz around with this system -- serious injury or death could result?" Well, they were talking about YOUR death, and it is now resulting.resulting.
** Later, Kathryn is annoyed that her [[LeParkour Parkata Urbatsu]] training is useless when she tries to fly through traffic, since all the cars are programmed to avoid collisions, and won't let her use them as jumping-off points. Schlock, on the other hand, notes that they are actually programmed to ''prevent injuries'', and is able to steal a van by jumping into traffic without a flight suit.
--->'''Schlock:''' The van swooped under me and carried me off, so it's more like ''it'' stole ''me''.
28th Jun '17 6:03:37 PM Antigone3
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* Technology like this appears to exist in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''. When investigating a character's death by aircar collision, the examiners have a discussion which implies that it's the standard mode for aircars, at least in Haven, and that switching over to manual mode requires the user to pass a blood-alcohol test. Of course, the books also make a side-mention that Havenites routinely [[FailSafeFailure tamper with the built-in blood-alcohol testing equipment.]]

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* Technology like this appears to exist This technology exists in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''.the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honorverse]]. When investigating a character's death by aircar collision, the examiners have a discussion which implies that it's the standard mode for aircars, at least in Haven, and that switching over to manual mode requires the user to pass a blood-alcohol test. Of course, the books also make a side-mention that Havenites routinely [[FailSafeFailure tamper with the built-in blood-alcohol testing equipment.]]]]
** Mesa, judging by some scenes in ''Cauldron of Ghosts'', has very tight regulations on when you can switch your car from the onboard [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] to manual control.
28th Jun '17 12:19:28 PM greshnak
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* The genesis of everything ''Killdozer'' is based on Theodore Sturgeon's as-titled novella. A driller bulldozer unearths an ancient spirit, possessing it beyond usability; such that it becomes a half sentient human only killing machine.
* Kathleen Ann Goonan provides the, if only briefly, driverless taxis of a post-2034 China in ''The Bones of Time''.



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24th May '17 7:30:44 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Homeworld'' (the first novel of the ''To the Stars'' trilogy), cars of the upper classes in most of the developed world can drive themselves provided they're on roads that have special wires under them. At the beginning of the novel, the protagonist is coming home from an inspection of a factory in another city. Upset, he gets drunk and then tries to drive. The car "smells" alcohol and refuses to allow him to drive manually until he's almost home. Later on, when he's trying to find out how the lower classes live in this 1984-esque world, he has to leave his car a few blocks away from the end of the "wire" territory, so as not to arouse [[StateSec Security's]] suspicions. When Security later decides to arrest him, they shut down his car by remote control -- he forces the doors to open by lighting a fire inside, tripping the safety mechanisms.

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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Homeworld'' (the first novel of the ''To the Stars'' trilogy), ''Literature/{{Homeworld}}'', cars of the upper classes in most of the developed world can drive themselves provided they're on roads that have special wires under them. At the beginning of the novel, the protagonist is coming home from an inspection of a factory in another city. Upset, he gets drunk and then tries to drive. The car "smells" alcohol and refuses to allow him to drive manually until he's almost home. Later on, when he's trying to find out how the lower classes live in this 1984-esque world, he has to leave his car a few blocks away from the end of the "wire" territory, so as not to arouse [[StateSec Security's]] suspicions. When Security later decides to arrest him, they shut down his car by remote control -- he forces the doors to open by lighting a fire inside, tripping the safety mechanisms.
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