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In Two Years, There Could Be 10 Million Self-Driving Cars on the Roads

Stanford Magazine

Stephen Zoepf, executive director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford, has a wager with a friend over the future of driverless cars.

His friend is the bullish one. He’s betting that by May 27, 2024, a commercially available autonomous car will be able to transport Zoepf from a Las Vegas Strip hotel to the city’s downtown with no intervention from a human driver.

If his friend wins, Zoepf will donate $500 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. If Zoepf wins because the driverless car isn’t yet road-ready, the friend will donate $500 to Mercy Medical Angels. (Oh, and the loser pays for the trip to Las Vegas.)