"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
The AutoM8s are typically standard cars, but are equipped with additional hardware and software so they can be completely controlled remotely. The Daemon, a machine intelligence, can drive these cars wirelessly.
In the novel, these cars are referred to collectively as AutoM8s.
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