What are autonomous?

  • (adj): Of persons; free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment.
    Synonyms: self-directed, self-reliant
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on autonomous:

Driverless Cars - Legislation
... One of the most significant obstacles to the proliferation of autonomous cars is the fact that they are illegal on most public roads ... The Nevada Legislature passed a law in June 2011 to authorize the use of autonomous cars ... became the first jurisdiction in the world where autonomous vehicles might be legally operated on public roads ...
Chechen–Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
... The Chechen–Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, or Chechen–Ingush ASSR (Chechen ...
Driverless Cars
... An autonomous car, also known as a robotic car or informally as a driverless or self-driving car, is an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car ... As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input ... Autonomous vehicles sense their surroundings with such techniques as radar, lidar, GPS and computer vision ...
Chechen–Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic - History - Soviet Period
... and its Chechen District was separated on November 30, 1922 as Chechen Autonomous Oblast ... On July 7, 1924, the remains of the Mountain ASSR were split into North Ossetian Autonomous Oblast and Ingush Autonomous Oblast ... On January 15, 1934, Chechen and Ingush Autonomous Oblasts were joined into Chechen–Ingush Autonomous Oblast, which was elevated in status to that of an ASSR (C ...
Subdivisions Of The Russian Empire - Soviet Republic
... The Russian SFSR comprised 16 autonomous republics, five autonomous oblasts, 10 autonomous okrugs, six krais, and 40 oblasts ...

More definitions of "autonomous":

  • (adj): Existing as an independent entity.
    Example: "The partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies"

Famous quotes containing the word autonomous:

    Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    The modern world needs people with a complex identity who are intellectually autonomous and prepared to cope with uncertainty; who are able to tolerate ambiguity and not be driven by fear into a rigid, single-solution approach to problems, who are rational, foresightful and who look for facts; who can draw inferences and can control their behavior in the light of foreseen consequences, who are altruistic and enjoy doing for others, and who understand social forces and trends.
    Robert Havighurst (20th century)

    There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us. We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets ours norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)