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How close are we really to driverless cars?

Google’s driverless car prototype makes autonomous cars look like they’re right around the corner, but the verdict isn’t out on when they’ll hit your local dealership.

For now, we’re stuck with autonomous-inspired features like Cadillac’s “Super Cruise.” According to transportation consultancy Fehr & Peers, autonomous cars won’t make up a majority of traffic in the U.S. until 2040. Elon Musk, however, predicts that Tesla will sell a driverless car by 2016.

The graphic below, created by Mojo Motors, sums up the auto industry’s conflicted take on the future of driverless cars.

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3 comments
Max Jacobi
Max Jacobi

I'm curious what will happen with motorcycles in 2060?

RichardandKate Spicer
RichardandKate Spicer

Self driving cars are maybe 3-5 years out. Anyone who drives for money will be out of work, but you won't need to own a car anymore because there will be fleets of self driving cars circling the city 24/7 ready to take you anywhere you want to go. No more speeding tickets, car accidents, DUIs, etc. It's gonna be great for most of us.