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Originally Posted by R.Shackleford
In the instance of our cars it is Radio Control.

Be it 2.4GHz, 27/75MHz, or any other frequency within the RADIO frequency band, our cars are controlled by signals encoded on a radio wave. The signals are sent by a TRANSMITTER and received by a RECEIVER.

It just so happens that remote control is also abbreviated R/C. One could also argue that the toy car you had as a child was not even remote control, per the definition of remote control which reads;

A remote control is a component of an electronics device, most commonly a television set, DVD player and home theater systems originally used for operating the television device wirelessly from a short line-of-sight distance.

Think of it this way. If instead of having the hand held part connected with wires, your toy car had the buttons on the trunk of the car, and the wires were run internally, and you had to follow the car around depressing the buttons to make the car move. Would that be remote control? Because that is in effect how the toy works. It just so happens that the wires just give you a larger range of motion without having to move with the car.

Either way, change your signature or don't, I really don't care. But just know that your outlandish claim looks rather ridiculous.
Not sure of your source but this is from Merriam Webster:

Definition of REMOTE CONTROL
1: control (as by radio signal) of operation from a point at some distance removed
2: a device or mechanism for controlling something from a distance
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