Cars that drive themselves are getting closer to reality every day. The latest, and in my opinion the coolest, attempt at an autonomous trip is being attempted by an Italian company. The trip is a full 8,000 miles going from Italy to China… with no gasoline!
"Not only the vehicles are unmanned, but they run on electrical power and the whole electronic pilot is powered by solar energy, making this trip unique in history: goods packed in Italy will be brought to Shanghai on an intercontinental route with no human intervention and without using traditional fuel for the first time in history."
You can follow the progress of the trip at the Visilab website which will also include a real-time webcam.