Hard to believe that this was driving by itself back in 1971.
Autonomous cars are the new rage. Automakers and even states are spending thousands of dollars to make drivers obsolete, as self-driving vehicles are the future. While it surprised us, there just happened to be a self-driving vehicle back in 1971. How crazy is that? This specific driverless vehicle was created by the British Road Research Laboratory and was able to drive on its own through “electronic impulses relayed to the car through a special receiving unit affixed to the front.”
At the time, researchers predicted that autonomous vehicles would be making drivers irrelevant by the year 2000. Seems like their predictions were a little off. Watch the video below, then head out to your car and enjoy driving while you still can.