Sentient Vehicles: 25 Cars, Trucks, Buses, Bikes, and Trains That Can Think On Their Own [Infographic]

by |June 19, 2017
Categories: InfographicsMoviesTelevision

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The concept of a vehicle that can act on its own has been around for decades. Movies and TV shows have often featured these characters with varying degrees of sentience, from cars that can talk and sing and interact with humans to other vehicles who are portrayed merely as self-driving, with no other personality traits. With both Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight in theaters this month, there was no better time than now to create this infographic which features 25 of our very favorite sentient vehicles, dating all the way back to 1941. We’ve included Lightning McQueen and Optimus Prime, of course, but we're also sure to mention some lesser-known vehicles, such as a vampire motorcycle and a murderous semi-truck.


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Didn't realize there were so many, huh? Us, either, until we really started digging into the concept! It was pretty hard to narrow down. We didn't even include any video game vehicles (next infographic, perhaps?). Did we miss any that you love? Let us know in the comments! Or, you know, tell us about your favorite sentient car theory. While you're brainstorming your own favorite cars that can think and laugh and love, you can also take a look at our Transformers costumes. We have styles for kids and adults, both Decepticon and Autobot! Roll out!

Design Credit: Cody Petersen

MaDonna Flowers

MaDonna is a Brand Specialist at and has dressed up as a cat well over a dozen times in her life for the holiday. Last year, she dressed as her favorite skeleton, Jaunty.