The Self-Driving Car
All the tech tricks and politics that will make driverless cars common place
But there’s good news: The advanced components that make these cars work have been filtering into commercial vehicles at a fast pace. Self-parking, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping are just some of the technologies that have leapt into the market in the past few years. Put them all together and you get a picture of how we’ll go from driving to assisted driving to fully autonomous cars. Sure, there will be problems along the way, but it’ll be a great ride.
Today’s driver assistants are laying the groundwork for autonomous cars.
Humans are still a factor in the adaptation of automatic braking.
Carmakers keep trying to simplify the experience.
Lock on to cars with radar, but switch to other sensors in traffic.
Systems for keeping inside the lines are growing up, but they’re still not perfect.
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