Is there no a specific verb in English for "going by a vehicle" like there is in some languages*? In some languages (especially Russian and Ukrainian, Albanian and Hebrew) there's a word that is specific for those who are going by a vehicle -whether they're the drivers or the passengers or even the car by itself.
I'm going now on the way.
"Imagine a car going on the way and then it stops gently."
Are "hitchhike", "trek", "swan off" commonly used in that sense?