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Test your knowledge: At what circuit did Driving catch a lift with BMW’s self-driving car?

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BMW driverless car

BEFORE GOOGLE made a name for itself as a leader in self-driving car technology, and before Audi achieved a 149mph machine-driven lap of the Hockenheimring earlier this year, BMW strapped Driving into its own robocar.

Can you remember when and where it happened? Scroll down for the answer.


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Driving’s first taste of BMW’s autonomous cars took place in early 2011, when Nick Rufford was asked to put his faith in a thinking, self-driving 3-series at the Laguna Seca circuit in California.

It was an eye-opening encounter. Read the story here (subscription required) and watch the video below.