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21st Sep '16 3:15:10 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Not to be outdone by Google and its self-driving car project, [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Bing]] has decided to try its hand at [[FollowTheLeader making their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4KJAGqd1Q self-driving car]]. It... still needs some work.

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* Not to be outdone by Google and its their self-driving car project, [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Bing]] has decided to try its is trying their hand at [[FollowTheLeader making their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4KJAGqd1Q self-driving car]]. It... still needs some work.
21st Sep '16 2:28:49 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Not to be outdone by Google and its self-driving car project, [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Bing]] has decided to try it's hand at [[FollowTheLeader making their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4KJAGqd1Q self-driving car]]. It... still needs some work.

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* Not to be outdone by Google and its self-driving car project, [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Bing]] has decided to try it's its hand at [[FollowTheLeader making their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4KJAGqd1Q self-driving car]]. It... still needs some work.
21st Sep '16 2:27:19 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Not one to be outdone by Google and it's self-driving car project, [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Bing]] has decided to try it's hand at [[FollowTheLeader making their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4KJAGqd1Q self-driving car]]. It... still needs some work.

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* Not one to be outdone by Google and it's its self-driving car project, [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Bing]] has decided to try it's hand at [[FollowTheLeader making their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4KJAGqd1Q self-driving car]]. It... still needs some work.
21st Sep '16 2:23:24 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Not one to be outdone by Google and it's self-driving car project, [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Bing]] has decided to try it's hand at [[FollowTheLeader making their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4KJAGqd1Q self-driving car]]. It... still needs some work.
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6th Sep '16 8:24:10 PM Dvandemon
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* 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.
24th Aug '16 3:38:18 AM JackG
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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.

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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.
14th Aug '16 8:16:13 PM CorahsUncle
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** In some incarnations, the Autobots have used holograms or mannequins to seem like they're avoiding this trope. The first holo-driver was demonstrated by Hound in the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original series]], as he was one of the few with holographic capabilities. Motorcycle-bots Prowl (''TransformersAnimated'') and Arcee (''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'') project their own holographic rider avatars. In the ''Alliance'' comic series set in the movieverse, Optimus Prime sets his holo-driver to look like Creator/PeterCullen.

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** In some incarnations, the Autobots have used holograms or mannequins to seem like they're avoiding this trope. The first holo-driver was demonstrated by Hound in the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original series]], as he was one of the few with holographic capabilities. Motorcycle-bots Prowl (''TransformersAnimated'') (''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'') and Arcee (''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'') project their own holographic rider avatars. In the ''Alliance'' comic series set in the movieverse, Optimus Prime [[ActorAllusion sets his holo-driver to look like like]] Creator/PeterCullen.



* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer discovers that long-distance truckers secretly allow a computer to do the driving. When the computer finds Homer has the truck on a collision course with no room to brake and is not the original driver, the computer itself ''escapes the truck.''

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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer discovers that long-distance truckers secretly allow a computer to do the driving. When the computer finds that Homer has the truck on a collision course with no room to brake and is not the original driver, the computer itself ''escapes the truck.''truck''.



** Parodied in "Homer Loves Flanders": Homer accepts going to a big football game with Flanders. While they are driving trough the stadium parking lot, Homer spots Lenny and Carl and makes Flanders duck so they won't see him with Homer despite Flanders being the one ''driving''. Thus Lenny and Carl see Homer waving at them from the passenger seat of a "driverless" car...

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** Parodied in "Homer Loves Flanders": Homer accepts going to a big football game with Flanders. While they are driving trough the stadium parking lot, Homer spots Lenny and Carl Carl, and makes Flanders duck so they won't see him with Homer Homer, despite Flanders being the one ''driving''. Thus Lenny and Carl see Homer waving at them from the passenger seat of a "driverless" car...



** In another episode Bart and his friends rent a car. Bart, who was driving, climbs into the back seat explaing "cruise control". It goes pretty much as you would expect.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode ''The Honking'' had the Planet Express crew dealing with the legacy of the accursed Werecar. Said Werecar and its victims naturally drove themselves.

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** In another episode episode, Bart and his friends rent a car. Bart, who was driving, climbs into the back seat explaing "cruise control". explaining, "Cruise control." It goes pretty much as you would expect.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode ''The Honking'' had the Planet Express crew dealing with the legacy of the accursed Werecar. Said Werecar and its victims naturally victims, naturally, drove themselves.



* The equally short-lived ''WesternAnimation/PolePosition'' cartoon of the mid-1980s featured TWO of these--a classic Mustang look-alike called Wheels, and a retro-futuristic stunt car with gull-wing doors called Roadie.

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* The equally short-lived ''WesternAnimation/PolePosition'' cartoon of the mid-1980s featured TWO ''two'' of these--a classic Mustang look-alike called Wheels, and a retro-futuristic stunt car with gull-wing doors called Roadie.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' had him and his friends attempts to find three {{Power Crystal}}s capable of RewritingReality if placed in a special Reality Gauntlet. One of the gems, which had the power to control life and death, potentially gave life to a space shuttle which culminated in a chase between Danny and the aggressive aircraft before he removed the gem animating it and returned it back to normal. It and the other two gems were also used by the villain to turn a bunch of train cars into robots.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' had him and his friends attempts to find three {{Power Crystal}}s capable of RewritingReality if placed in a special Reality Gauntlet. One of the gems, which had the power to control life and death, potentially gave life to a space shuttle shuttle, which culminated in a chase between Danny and the aggressive aircraft before he removed the gem animating it and returned it back to normal. It and the other two gems were also used by the villain to turn a bunch of train cars into robots.



* At the ''Sci Fi Drive In'' in Disney World, the film being shown shows some toy cars being automatically driven at the RCA Research Labs in Princeton, NJ in the 50s.

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* At the ''Sci Fi Drive In'' in Disney World, the film being shown shows some toy cars being automatically driven at the RCA Research Labs in Princeton, NJ New Jersey, in the 50s.1950s.
14th Aug '16 8:08:15 PM PaulA
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** In ''A Civil Campaign'', Miles' armsman/chauffeur, after the third vehicular near-miss of the week, inquires when Vorbarr Sultana would be getting its municipal traffic control system installed. Miles responds that priority was being given to the automated air traffic control in light of increased [[FlyingCar lightflyer]] fatalities.
** ''Brothers in Arms'' and ''Cryoburn'' describe in passing the use of automated ground vehicles in London (Earth) and Northbridge (Kibou-Daini), respectively.
** And auto-cabs are mentioned in both ''A Civil Campaign'' and ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', so these exist even without a municipal traffic control system.

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** In ''A Civil Campaign'', ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', Miles' armsman/chauffeur, after the third vehicular near-miss of the week, inquires when Vorbarr Sultana would be getting its municipal traffic control system installed. Miles responds that priority was being given to the automated air traffic control in light of increased [[FlyingCar lightflyer]] fatalities.
** ''Brothers in Arms'' ''Literature/BrothersInArms'' and ''Cryoburn'' ''Literature/{{Cryoburn}}'' describe in passing the use of automated ground vehicles in London (Earth) and Northbridge (Kibou-Daini), respectively.
** And auto-cabs are mentioned in both ''A Civil Campaign'' ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'' and ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance'', so these exist even without a municipal traffic control system.
5th Aug '16 1:51:59 PM Kalaong
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* The cars in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' have an auto-drive mode. It becomes a plot point when one of the cops is the only one that can drive a stick-shift (but not well) because she watches a lot of old movies.

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* The cars in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' In ''Film/DemolitionMan'', all 2030s vehicles have autopilots, though manual is still an auto-drive mode.option. It becomes a plot point when one of the cops is the only one that can drive a stick-shift (but not well) because she watches a lot of old movies. It also leads to a darkly funny OhCrap moment when the police cruiser John is riding([[OutsideRide at the moment]]) takes damage while pursuing Phoenix; the autopilot engages and refuses to disengage even though he can clearly see that it's over a dozen seconds away from crashing if it won't turn or brake. Luckily, the car's safety features are better than the autopilot.
23rd Jul '16 11:39:20 AM nombretomado
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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 [[BigBrother 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 paper—which is flashed on a flat TV screen over the car’s dashboard. Tapping a button changes the page.

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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 [[BigBrother [[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 paper—which is flashed on a flat TV screen over the car’s dashboard. Tapping a button changes the page.
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