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Photosight  
  An automotive device that automatically follows a painted white line on the roadway, letting the car drive itself.  

They came off that onto an old fashioned road, obviously built in the days of four-wheeled cars, and BJ stepped the Volta up to ninety. A moment later they merged into traffic on one of the new speedways, where the Volta could cruise along at 200 with the rest of the traffic.

BJ set the car on automatic, letting the photosight follow the white lane strip, and turned to face him.

Technovelgy from The Sign of the Tiger, by Alan Nourse (w/Meyer).
Published by Amazing Science Fiction Stories in 1958
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This seems like an early reference to this idea, which has resurfaced in the race to develop cars that could drive autonomously on existing roadways.

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