Delphi Drive

We've reached our destination!

Over the past nine days, Delphi's team of engineers, along with an ​automated driving car they call Roadrunner, have completed their nearly 3,400 mile cross country journey. The trip spanned across the southern United States with the car successfully traveling from San Francisco, California to New York City, New York.

Through all of this, the team of engineers continue to be pleased and excited with the performance of Roadrunner, as they extensively tested Delphi's technology used in the automated driving car. Performing exceptionally well, the car navigated through mountains, heat, traffic jams, trucks, road construction and even tumbleweed.

This all proved Roadrunner was up to the challenge given to him back in California just over a week before.


A first trip of its kind, the team and car traveled nearly 3,400 miles and ended in New York City, New York, making this America’s first and longest coast-to-coast drive by an automated driving

The journey, announced earlier this month, started out on March 22, 2015 from Treasure Island, located in the San Francisco Bay near the mid-point of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in northern California. 

Making its debut at CES 2015, the vehicle is well-equipped with six long-range radars, four short-range radars, three vision-based cameras, six lidars, a localization system, intelligent software algorithms and a full suite of Advanced Drive Assistance Systems. 

Follow the Journey

You can continue to follow the car and team on Twitter by following @DelphiAuto and using #DelphiDrive.

Related Information

Media Contact:
Kristen Kinley
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Delphi Completes Automated Drive
Delphi Launches Automated Drive  
Delphi Drive Photos
Delphi Drive Videos


Delphi Drive Journey Recap (Long Version)
Delphi Drive Journey Recap (Short Version)
Day 9: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Day 8: Durham, North Carolina

Day 7: Atlanta, Georgia

Day 6: Jackson, Mississippi

Day 5: Dallas, Texas

Day 4: El Paso, Texas

Day 3: Phoenix, Arizona

Day 2: Los Angeles, California

Day 1: San Francisco, California


Arriving in New York City

Automated Driving Car Crossing Bridge
Automated driving car on highway with New York City background
Automated driving vehicle side view version 1
Automated driving vehicle side view version 2

Photos from the road


Leaving San Francisco