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6 Nov 2017
Bel Geddes argued in his book, Magic Motorways, that humans should be removed from the process of driving in 1940
In 1953, RCA Labs successfully built a miniature car that was guided and controlled by wires that were laid in a pattern on a laboratory floor
In 1957, a full size system was successfully demonstrated by RCA Labs
In the 1980s, a vision-guided Mercedes-Benz robotic van achieved a speed of 39 miles per hour (63 km/h) on streets without traffic.
n 1995, Carnegie Mellon University's Navlab project completed a 3,100 miles (5,000 km) cross-country journey, of which 98.2% was autonomously controlled.
During the 1960s and the 1970s, Bendix Corporation developed and tested driverless cars that were powered and controlled by buried cables
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