#1618: Feareverse

The world market for armoured vehicles is booming, I’m told, as more and more citizens live in fear of hijackings or kidnaps.

The advent of autonomous vehicles therefore presents a potential opportunity, which is the subject of today’s invention.

In the event of a suspected attack, or impending hijack, a driver could press a panic button which would have the vehicle automatically execute an evasive manoeuvre (eg a J-turn).

Control would be passed only briefly to the vehicle, so that an aggressive, skilful escape could be performed.