Driverless technology extends to classics

Driverless technology extends to classics

Feb 11, 2016

We’ve all heard of self-driving cars, right? But we bet you didn’t think the technology included such near-priceless classics as an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Sanction III, an ex-Sir Stirling Moss DB4 GT Lightweight, a Ferrari 250 GT California Spider, a Porsche 356 Speedster or a Series 1 Jaguar E-type Roadster, eh?

Well, thanks to a posh classic car dealership based in London, that’s exactly what happens in a promotional video to showcase the establishment of a new salesroom in the north of the city.

Hexagon, started 53 years ago by Paul Michaels, commissioned ‘Icons of the Road’ to celebrate its 2016 relocation and the short video features £20 million worth (around €26m) of legendary metal… all manoeuvring in a seemingly driverless fashion about the capital at night.

“We commissioned ‘Icons of the Road’ because we wanted to celebrate classic cars in a way that no one has done before,” said Michaels. “The film is all about the cars – not who is driving them. It’s an amusing story about how cars relate to each other, which we hope everyone can enjoy.”

It’s a cool video for the stunning machinery in it alone.