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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.
30th May '16 8:40:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''TransformersArmada'': Sideways does this, but slightly differently. Instead of a hologram, the combined and disguised form of his minicons Rook and Crosswise "drives" him.

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** ''TransformersArmada'': ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': Sideways does this, but slightly differently. Instead of a hologram, the combined and disguised form of his minicons Rook and Crosswise "drives" him.
11th Feb '16 1:39:48 AM Knight20
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* Film/TerminatorSalvation has the Moto-Terminators which are automatic motorcycles built by Skynet. They. Go. Fast.
10th Feb '16 6:51:48 AM Kuruni
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* In the ''Millennium City'' setting for {{Champions}}, all cars within the city limits must have Vehicle Control Chips installed and functioning. The cars are driven by a central computer, rather than an onboard system. Presumably, the cars still have regular human controls as well -- the sourcebook states that cars from other areas can enter as long as they have [=VCCs=], and the system is only really in place in Millennium City, so you would be driving manually up to the city, then switching to computer control. (This editor doesn't know if [=VCCs=] are used for cars in the ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' version of Millennium City.)

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* In the ''Millennium City'' setting for {{Champions}}, all cars within the city limits must have Vehicle Control Chips installed and functioning. The cars are driven by a central computer, rather than an onboard system. Presumably, the cars still have regular human controls as well -- the sourcebook states that cars from other areas can enter as long as they have [=VCCs=], and the system is only really in place in Millennium City, so you would be driving manually up to the city, then switching to computer control. (This editor doesn't know if [=VCCs=] are used for cars in the ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' version of Millennium City.)
8th Feb '16 10:17:03 AM R1ck
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* RealLife: what TheOtherWiki calls a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driverless_car driverless car]].
* LifeImitatesArt on this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darpa_grand_challenge Research and experiments have been going on]] for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VaMP quite some time.]]
8th Feb '16 10:12:09 AM R1ck
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* At the end of the song "Worthless" from ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', one of the junkyard cars actually ''commits suicide'' by driving into the car crusher!
1st Jan '16 3:17:56 AM dogman15
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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".


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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".
1st Jan '16 3:17:10 AM dogman15
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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".
20th Nov '15 8:03:29 AM ChronoLegion
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* An episode of ''Series/TheGoodWife'' deals with a car accident involving a self-driving car. Apparently, the car was not supposed to be out on the streets yet, and an employee took it out for a joyride. Despite this, the lead engineer claims that the car's design is perfect and self-learning. In the end, though, it's discovered that some of the employee's programmer friends decided to play a prank on him and hacked the car before he "borrowed" it. Their intention was to mess with the stereo, windows, and other controls for fun, but they accidentally caused the car's breaks to fail at a crucial moment.
7th Oct '15 5:44:38 PM TomWalpertac2
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* Pretty much the default for civilian anti-gravity "gliders" and similar vehicles on worlds that have them in ''Literature/PerryRhodan''. Pilots usually ''can'' take personal control (or at least more or less forcefully override the automatic guidance if they know how or just get lucky), but in their everyday lives most people simply never bother. (This is sometimes played for humor, as with a character who finds out from a public glider he's requested the day Earth's automated infrastructure resumes operations after a rather extended downtime -- to see if they really work again -- that all of that service's rides will be free that day...and suddenly feels rather grateful for that because he's gotten so used to having to hotwire shutdown vehicles and otherwise co-opt "ownerless" gear using that he doesn't even have any ''money'' on him.)

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* Pretty much the default for civilian anti-gravity "gliders" and similar vehicles on worlds that have them in ''Literature/PerryRhodan''. Pilots usually ''can'' take personal control (or at least more or less forcefully override the automatic guidance if they know how or just get lucky), but in their everyday lives most people simply never bother. (This is sometimes played for humor, as with a character who finds out from a public glider he's requested the day Earth's automated infrastructure resumes operations after a rather extended downtime -- to see if they really work again -- that all of that service's rides will be free that day...and suddenly feels rather grateful for that because he's gotten so used to having to hotwire shutdown shut-down vehicles and otherwise co-opt "ownerless" gear using that he doesn't even have any ''money'' on him.)


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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.
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