Driverless cars are not coming. They are here. Indeed, they have been around for awhile, though mainly in the shadows on the edge of legality. But regulatory changes in California and other states are giving cars that drive themselves the right to use public roads. Their next stop may be your garage. People who follow the auto industry shouldn’t be surprised by the arrival of automated autos. The writing has been on the wall for a long time. A decade ago car makers like Mercedes-Benz began rolling out cars with active cruise control that manipulated the car’s throttle and brakes to maintain safe following distances in traffic. Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal blog.
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Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).