A video unlike any you’ve ever seen: Six-car driverless convoy stays in line, no wrecks, brakes in time

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Many of you have likely heard of the Google driverless car.

But Google has nothing on Hyundai, or so it would seem, given how the video below has gone viral with more than one million viewers already in about a week’s time.

What makes the video unique is this: drivers in a six-car convey jump out of their cars (through the sunroof, no less!), leaving them driverless – except for the driver in the lead car, who blindfolds himself – and yet the cars remain in line, easily handle a curve and automatically brake to avoid a six-car, chain-reaction pile-up.

It’s no wonder Hyundai calls it the “Empty Car Convoy.”

The video was made with no trick photography. The cars stayed together and didn’t run into each other or off the road thanks to Hyundai Genesis’ new Smart Technology “caring driver” assist features including “Lane Keeping Assist” and “Advanced Smart Cruise Control.”

Maybe NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One should try and get Hyundai’s technology to reduce the number of wrecks on their tracks.

Check out the wild video below. It’s nothing short of insane — and we mean that in the highest complimentary form.

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Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).