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Autonomous Vehicles On the Road to New Technologies

Autonomous Vehicles: On the Road to New Technologies

By Anne Teigen| Vol . 22, No. 5 | February 2014

NCSL NewsIn 1908, Henry Ford’s production of the gasoline-powered Model T automobile drastically changed how Americans worked, lived and travelled. With Americans moving from place to place quickly and efficiently by operating a machine, the automobile became an important technological marvel of the 20th century. The 21st century may bring another great marvel, an automobile that requires no operator at all, a self-driving vehicle. That, however, is still a ways off in the future. But what is more likely in the foreseeable future is an automated “copilot” that can help drivers avoid crashes.

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