I seem to recall at least one episode of Knight Rider in which the mobile command center (commonly referred to as the "semi") was seen driving itself in a manner similar to how KITT operates in Auto Cruise mode.

Was the command center truck self-aware like KITT, or was it simply a "dumb" driving program?

I'm not aware if this was ever mentioned or if anyone was ever seen conversing with the truck AI on the show; if there is no canonical answer I will accept any reasonable speculation as well.

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The FLAG Mobile Unit was fitted with an autopilot unit in Season 4, but it was not fully aware. The 'Rook' was always had a driver; this was Reginald Cornelius III (RC3) in Season 4, but an unnamed driver in earlier seasons.

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