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"One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. So now people assume that religion and morality have a necessary connection."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Robot Bus  
  An autonomous vehicle to transport groups of people.  

Buses without drivers moved close to the curb and stopped at intervals. The lamp posts gave a different sort of light...

He hopped one of the robot buses when it stopped and wanted a cigarette. He was inactive for the first time since his escape, but his nerves werenít.

Nobody in the bus was smoking. He hadnít seen anybody smoking.

From The Little Things, by Henry Kuttner.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1946
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Compare to the automatobus from Sally (1953) by Isaac Asimov and robotic conductor from Paycheck (1953) by Philip K. Dick.

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