driverless

[ drahy-ver-lis ]
/ ˈdraɪ vər lɪs /

adjective

  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.

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Origin of driverless

First recorded in 1840–1850
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