or ro·bot·ic car

[ roh-boh-kahr or roh-bot-ik kahr ]
/ ˈroʊ boʊˌkɑr or roʊˈbɒt ɪk ˌkɑr /


an automobile that is navigated and maneuvered by a computer without a need for human control or intervention under a range of driving situations and conditions.

Origin of robocar

First recorded in 1940–50; robo- + car1
Also called autonomous car, driverless car, robot car, self-driving car. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019