In a matter of a few short years driverless cars could be commonplace on our roads, and the Midlands will be at the heart of that technical revolution.
From new testing facilities near Nuneaton, to the leading role played by Jaguar Land Rover.
Engineers have been working on the technology for three years, but this week there has been a breakthrough.
Here in the Midlands, a fully autonomous car has been tested in real traffic, on a dual-carriageway, at full speed for the first time.
The moment of history happened on Coventry's ringroad.