Of Course The First European Autonomous Car Was a Citroen DS / by Damon Lavrinc

The back seat provides room for a huge instrument panel covered in knobs and dials - under the steering wheel sits a large, square box which plugs into the car’s hydraulic steering, suspension and brake systems. The car is steered by magnetic sensors on the front and back - and drives along a magnetic ‘rail’ hidden under the road, like a Scalextric track.

… developed in the UK.