Years ago, General Motors used Buick cars to test out the idea of a "smart highway" concept. More recently, GM has been talking up its award-winning Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology that will roll out with Cadillac and make its way to Buick. The LeSabre in the video above has nothing to do with any of that.

On Interstate 15 in Utah, a man driving this LeSabre got into an accident that rearranged the front end and set the horn on permanent blare. At the time of writing this, no one is sure what happened next, but the man ended up sitting in the snow in the highway median while his car carried on down the highway without him. Passing traffic stayed well to the right.

The 51-second video below provides a different take on our autonomous future. A local newscast on KUTV covered the story the evening of the incident, but the Utah Highway Patrol didn't have any update on the fate of the LeSabre. We'll take that to mean that Buick's take on Christine could still be out on the prowl... so watch out!



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      YASHUA
      • 1 Year Ago
      I need that car when I leave my local pub
      beachbum.chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh my god, the rapture has begun!
      Barry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty decent results for an early prototype.
      Richard
      • 1 Year Ago
      We don't need smart cars and smart roads, just smart drivers.
        Israel Isassi
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Richard
        the best way to make smart drivers is to take away the safety features.
        Brett
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Richard
        Which is exactly why we need smart cars and smart roads. Have you seen any smart drivers lately?
      Barry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey ..at least the horn was blaring warning nearby drivers that the car was driving....unmanned !
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would have thought it was just some old person driving, but then I noticed there was no left blinker on so I knew that wasn't the case.
      chi-town-andy
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's the big deal?!? It's a Buick cruising in its natural environment, slowly and in the left lane....
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      "I'm looking at a Buick LeSabre. It was rubbish when it was new, it was built by idiots and it's rubbish now" - Jeremy Clarkson
        Joe Y
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Why is the LeSabre rubbish exactly? it is a large nice riding, roomy sedan with the reliable 3800 that will outlast all the Asian rubbish and get great highway mileage to boot. People that have no clue what there talking about should keep there mouths shut!
        Jerry
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Might have been boring as hell, but they ran (and still run) forever.
          Roger
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jerry
          Amen. Around where I live, I still see dozens of these old Buicks on the road, and if maintained they'll probably run another 10-20 years.
        richard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Jeremy Clarkson....now there`s a real genius.
      Robert Fahey
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always knew GM was ahead on the technology curve ...
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      I suspect someone got into an accident, got out of the car while leaving it in park, after which the cement divider and ruts in the snow kept it moving at 5 mph like a possessed slot car. Still very odd, but sometimes the obvious...
        Rochester
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Wow, someone actually voted this completely innocent comment down. It's almost like I've adopted a troll, LOL.
          Pat
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          I voted you back up to counter balance!
      Pat
      • 1 Year Ago
      It was a Toyota in another life!
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dumbass didn't put it in park nor shut it down when getting out.
        Sir Duke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        It is also quite possible that dumbass is laid out on the seat in distress, while the idiots gawk.
          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Sir Duke
          Did you see the damage on that car? I find it very hard to believe that the driver was injured at all, let alone seriously.
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