- not having a human driver in control: The horse became startled and the now driverless horse-drawn carriage ran into a car.
- without a human operator: driverless machinery.
- (of a vehicle) navigated and maneuvered by a computer without a need for human control or intervention under a range of driving situations and conditions: a driverless car.
Origin of driverless
First recorded in 1840–1850
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for driverless
Perhaps because of this, Kalanick has expressed his desire to one day have driverless Uber vehicles.Inside Uber’s Political War Machine
June 30, 2014
Personally, I think it's pretty foolish until we have driverless cars, but when that happens, let's do it!Well Played, China: Buses So Big Cars Can Go Under Them
April 5, 2013
We'll soon be in an era of driverless tractors and drones, allowing fewer farmers to manage substantially more land.Don't Get Too Stressed About the Farm Bubble
April 1, 2013
When driverless cars were first mooted about in the wonkosphere, I was skeptical.Are Driverless Cars Really in Our Near Future?
January 24, 2013
In the world of driverless cars, the possibilities are endless.Google, Audi, Toyota, and the Brave New World of Driverless Cars
January 16, 2013
Stopping suddenly, he looked back and discovered that they were driverless.Baldy of Nome
Esther Birdsall Darling
On through the night plunged the driverless coach, the horses mad with fright.The Time Mirror
Big Louie's face was upturned, and the explanation of the two rifle reports and the driverless team was here.Then I'll Come Back to You