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.

Nearby words

  1. robinson, sugar ray,
  2. roble,
  3. robo-,
  4. roboam,
  5. robocall,
  6. robocop,
  7. roborant,
  8. robosign,
  9. robot,
  10. robot bomb

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