Does That Car Have A Driver?

Angela Hill at Tri-Valley Times has a short post titled, "Five Driverless Cars That Want To Kill You."  

Hill writes,

Driverless cars may be the motor vehicles of California's near future, thanks to legislation approved by Gov. Jerry Brown last week. They're supposed to be safer, never getting drunk or breaking traffic laws. But watch out for the ones that go bad.

YES!  See, we can't say we haven't been warned!  Two of Hill's "driverless" cars are  from the Stephen King universe.
#1, "Christine" (1983) -- This carefully restored red 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine has a deadly past and turns out to be possessed by the devil, going around killing people. Thank you Stephen King. 
#4, "Maximum Overdrive" (1986) -- Stephen King strikes again with a bunch of big rig trucks that come to life and try to kill a group of people trapped in a truck stop. Emilio Estevez tries to save the day. This time it's not demons, but possible extraterrestrial involvement.


  1. What about the car in the novel, "From A Buick 8" -- wouldn't that also be called a driverless car?

    1. Plus, the nasty vehicle in "Mile 81". THAT was certainly a driverless car! LOL

  2. She forgot "The Cars that ate Paris."


  3. There was a driver of the Buick 8 who pulled it up to the gas pump before disappearing behind the gas station.

    From the gas station, it was towed to the Pennylvania State Police barracks.

    It never went anywhere under its own power.

  4. There is a car in Twilight Zone that drives, in an episode titled, "You Drive."

  5. There's a movie on cable called Car
    I wonder if it was Steve's inspiration.

    I can not wait for robot cars. Imagine a world where cars would slow down around a curve instead of slamming on their breaks and causing a completely useless traffic jam like people do. Imagine a world where cars would be facing the sun and not jam on their breaks and cause a needless traffic jam. Imagine a world where a car would slow down in the rain instead of jamming on their breaks and causing a useless traffic jam.
    Ah, that would be so nice...