Cars Are Learning to Drive

By Janet Raloff, 16:00 PM July 10, 2008

Grandma has to see her cardiologist but you suddenly find you’re not available to take her. She’s willing to drive but even with her glasses, she no longer could pass any state’s eye exam. What to do? Just program the car to take her to the clinic, and then home again.

Uh oh, soccer-dad. It’s your turn to carpool but the kitchen sink is leaking and you don’t trust towels to sop up the deluge for even a 20-minute absence. Luckily you can program your van to pick up each kid, drop them all o...

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