Driverless car begins historic 3,500-mile cross-country road trip from California to New York

Drivers across America be warned – there’s an ‘unmanned’ car on the road.

A driverless car is currently on a cross-country road trip to test the state-of-the-art technology that allows a driver to sit back and relax with no hands on the wheel.

Delphi Automotive launched the first coast-to-coast test of a driverless car on Sunday, starting at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

For the next week, the specially rigged Audi SQ5 SUV will be headed on a 3,500 mile journey to New York City.

It is expected to arrive before the New York International Auto Show on April 3, ending what Delphi Automotive describes as the ‘longest automated drive ever attempted in North America’…

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  • We need more immigrants in Canada to pick us up at the airport and drive us to our driverless cars!

  • ntt1

    Vancouver had just one car way back when, then another car appeared. It was two weeks before the cars met in an accident. this will be the record to beat, of course we will have to wait untikl there are two driverless cars on the road but then,… the clock starts ticking.

  • ismiselemeas

    No need for taxi drivers, ttc drivers, bus drivers, fork lift operators, long haul drivers. Rreal estate in Brampton is going to take a hit.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    When it has automated refueling, it will be worth looking into.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …sit in the back seat and drink beer all the way to the lake…that’s real Progress…

  • Exile1981

    A good idea until someone hacks the software and it starts driving through crowds while a recording of “allah snackbar” plays over the radio.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I have the same concern.
      Lawyers are going to have a real growth industry to mine.
      As well, it’s going to take a lot longer to design a car that can drive in winter.

      • Exile1981

        I’m not sure I’d trust a robotic car in the mountains of BC either. I can see people sueing because the car slid off a road and crashed.

  • mauser 98

    freedom to travel is a basic human right.
    driverless car will help police state restrict travel