Video: the past and future of driverless cars

Written by on October 9, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Driverless cars are intriguing, but not as new as you might think. The idea started in the 1930s, in a science fiction magazine. Fast forward to the 1980s to a lab at Carnegie Mellon for the first prototype. A driverless bus was tested in 1997. Since then, history is in the making, Google at the forefront of completely autonomous cars. But they are not alone, with many of the top car makers planning driverless or nearly driverless vehicles in the next few years. Issues remain, of course, from safety to regulation, to the approach that should be taken. All are discussed here.

This five minute video, courtesy of Gerd Leonhard’s excellent resource, is well worth the watch.

 

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