- (of a machine) operating without the guidance of a human.
- (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: self-driving cars.
Origin of self-driving
First recorded in 1830–40
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“Self-driving cars never get sleepy or distracted,” Nancarrow points out.Google, Audi, Toyota, and the Brave New World of Driverless Cars
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