Of the countless urban legends and myths, one which might pique the curiosity of road-trippers around Malaysia would be that of Volkswagen Kuning, or the Yellow Volkswagen. Such is the tenacity of the story, that it has even been immortalised in a motion picture title of the same name.

As the name suggests, the infamous figure here is a yellow, air-cooled era Beetle which haunts those who ply the Karak Highway at night – an eerie prospect, as the hilly terrain makes for a somewhat challenging route in the light of day, let alone in the dark, and with a mysterious road user to boot.

This legend has attracted the attention of Volkswagen Malaysia, who have released this short clip in line with Halloween that is celebrated on October 31 every year, illustrating what is understood to be a typical encounter with the driverless vehicle. An autonomous Beetle, it would seem.

All in jest, however, as we can perhaps take this as a friendly reminder to exercise due care on the roads, whether in the confines of built-up areas in the city or out on the open road. After all, an urban myth should be just that – a myth, and is no real cause for frights.

Or is it?