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"The trouble with too much genre SF is that it's so obviously the product of the conscious mind."
- William Gibson

Auto-Driven Auto (Spinner)  
  A vehicle that accepts coordinates and proceeds to its destination automatically.  

…his S-7 Spinner was a sleek gray cocoon from which it seemed turbulent wings might at any moment emerge. The double row of antennae which fanned forward from his hood added to this feeling. Render thumbed open the door.

…he lighted his destination screen and turned the knob that shifted the broadcast map. Left to right, top to bottom, section to section he shifted it, until he located the portion of Carnegi Avenue he desired. He punched out its coordinates and lowered the wheel. The car switched over to monitor and moved out onto the highway marginal.

Pushing his seat back onto the centerpiece, he left all the windows transparent…

From The Dream Master, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Ace Books in 1966
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See also the bubble car from A World Out of Time, the cars that use a guide beam from Dr. Futurity and of course the Camden speedster from Methuselah's Children.

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