Controlling a l293d chip from a distance

I’m trying to create a driveable tank and so so far I’ve been working on just the drive train. Now I must move onto the next step of controlling these motors from a distance. Everything I’ve looked at seems to not work for me such as taking apart pre existing rc car. I was wondering if there’s a better way to send signals from and arduino to a chip on or something inside the vehicle to control the motors. Thanks for any input.

You need an Arduino on the car to control the motor driver, and will send commands to it using another Arduino.

Popular wireless options for Arduino include various radio modules and IR LEDS.