The Self-Driving Car and the Smart Highway

Imagine getting into your car and telling the driver to take you to the office, the airport, or the mall. You relax while you’re ferried to your destination and dropped at the door. Your car then waits discreetly for your return trip. Not too unusual if you employ a driver or use a limo service. However, that’s a little pricey for the mass market. But, imagine that your driver is not a human being but rather an affordable, computerized feature on your vehicle.

After percolating in the labs for decades, such technology is fi.....

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