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Self-Driving Cars: The Road Ahead

Image Credit: Blake McHugh
Oct 27 2015

Self-driving cars could aid congestion, improve safety and allow drivers to work or play while the car drives itself. Many companies have their own self-driving prototypes and cars will continue to evolve from technology such as adaptive cruise control, self-park, and lane changing. However challenges remain in the technology and liability issues. Chris Gerdes concedes that significant challenges remain, from programming ethical decision-making to reduce crashes, to improving the performance of sensors in heavy rain or snow.