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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.

  • +1 for the sheer cheekiness of calling Knight Rider "SciFi" :) – DVK-on-Ahch-To Feb 10 '12 at 18:57
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    If artificial intelligence isn't sci-fi, what is? :) – Mark Beadles Feb 10 '12 at 20:00
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    @DVK The Hoff's perm could only have been achieved using alien technology- clear evidence of Sci-Fi :) – Frank Pierce Feb 10 '12 at 21:26
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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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