People were introduced to the idea of driverless transport as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Already in 1920 the concept of “phantom autos” gained popularity as the vehicles with no driver, followed by numerous technology demonstrations to people across the country.
Those cars had one significantly different feature from the driverless vehicles of our future – they weren’t computer-driven.
Phantom autos were remote-controlled by the tapping of a telegraph key. What we know from public sources is that often along ...Continue Reading →