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Self driving vehicles in Sci-Fi films

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by littlecloudy, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. littlecloudy

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    Which films have self driving vehicles you summon up? I thought it would be fun to make a list, see how the concept was presented over the decades, and how it might relate to reality.
     
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    Woody Allens film"sleeper" I believe the white pod cars were self drivers but I haven't seen the movie in years. also "I , Robot" the remake of "total recall" (which sucked BTW)
     
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    The original Total Recall had self driving cars.
     
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    Irobot has a great scene where will smith disables the AP in his audi and the female costar freaks out, saying something like you're going drive it yourself?
     
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    Saw a Tesla deliver in Person of Interest - series final. Passenger in back, no one else in car.
     
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    Not a movie but Night Rider of course
     
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    Not sur it was summoned, but Demolition Man comes to mind.
     
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    Minority Report
     
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    I fixed that for you. ;)
     
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    The Fifth Element.

    I think in the 'Gridlock' episode of Dr. Who where they're trapped for generations in a traffic jam.
     
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    Here are a few that we missed! BATMAN!
    Self-driving cars in sci-fi films have been way off - Autofocus.ca

    Also, are we talking "real" self driving cars (via technology) or possessed cars, like Herbie or Christine?
     
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    Real ones. :)

    I wonder when they first appeared on film and how they evolved over the years.

    Another one is obscure and no one else here will have seen it - 'Cold Lazarus', a Dennis Potter TV series.
     
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    'I, Robot' can't have been a remake of Total Recall, can it? I don't remember anything about 'Total Recall', ironically, But 'I, Robot' was an adaptation of Asimov's story while 'Total Recall' was based on a Philip K Dick story.
     
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    I think he meant "I, Robot" and the remake of Total Recall (which was called "Total Recall").
     
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    Yes you are right, did not catch the missing "and". I didn't include the original total recall because the " Johnny cabs" had a robot cabby driving them. Just a mater of semantics I guess. Based on that you could say the transport driven by Robbie the robot also qualifies in "forbidden planet"
     
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    Thank you
    I should know that :)
     
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    #18 Ludus, Jul 24, 2016
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    Can you imagine lighting up a cigar with three passengers in todays world? Gosh, it really makes me want to rent my Tesla out to Uber, and be a member of a forced computer pool. (snark)
     
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    OMG, that was wonderful! You win! You win the internet!

    Wonder if the people at Tesla have seen this.
     

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