The next challenge for driverless cars

The concept of driverless cars dates back to the 1920s, but it wasn't until the 1990s when the first long distance trip from the East Coast to the West Coast of the U.S. was completed by Carnegie Mellon University's NavLab5. Today there are multiple cars that offer various degrees of driver intervention that aid with collision avoidance, parking and driving. There are six levels of autonomy ranging from simple warning and status indications to full autonomy.



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