1. not having a human driver in control: The horse became startled and the now driverless horse-drawn carriage ran into a car.
  2. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • 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

    Clark South

  • Big Louie's face was upturned, and the explanation of the two rifle reports and the driverless team was here.