Given that MIT in the US is now working on a safer prototype for autonomous vehicles, using communications technology to expand the cars’ field of vision, these vehicles may make the leap from science fiction to reality sooner than previously thought. Driverless cars have already been legalised in California and Nevada, and Google says we’ll see them on the road in five years. Here are the prototypes that have helped the industry get to this point.
As is tradition, Cadillac attempted to match BMW and Mercedes with its own autonomous luxury vehicle, the Super Cruise. Introduced this year, it’s only a semi-autonomous system, and Cadillac warns that it’s only suitable for certain conditions. But at least Cadillac was able to keep up in its luxury car arms race