Self-driving vehicles from 45-60 years ago

Filmmaker Brady Haran visits the archive of The Associated Press in London and finds old newsreels of driverless tractors from 1958 and driverless cars from 1972-73. Then there's the creepy Billy the Beacon, a rather creepy robot for teaching British children how to cross the street in 1953:


Link: https://youtu.be/j5RYRwHKqRs

The AP archivist is Jenny Hammerton and the non-archival video was shot by Brady's associate James Hennessy.

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