Self-Driving Cars: Do Not Pass Go

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The following is a guest post.

The hottest technology in automotive circles today appears to be that of the self-driving vehicle, which – theoretically – will soon be capable of operating on roadways without any human intervention. Touted as the “next big thing” by a range of tech utopians, car industry insiders and software developers, these automobiles have the potential to change the way millions of ordinary people get around on a daily basis as well as increase the mobility of people who currently can’t drive at all. Search giant Google is one of the top names in this rapidly emerging space, but despite the massive hype currently surrounding these cars, there are some serious roadblocks that will most likely push their mainstream adaptation back a decade or more. Continue reading

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