The weird thing about the road trip of the future is that it’s much more like the road trips we used to take in our past than anything else. My coworkers and I just did 1400-odd miles in an electric Tesla Model S that could also drive itself. It wasn’t just the trip of the future. It was the way things used to be, too.
The plan was simple: drive from Jalopnik HQ in New York City to the Detroit Auto Show in... Detroit. I’ve done this drive before and it takes nine and a half hours shooting straight across the flats of Ohio and the middle of Pennsylvania.