The term “autonomous vehicle” invokes the image of a completely independent car that drives while we’re reading or having a nap. Stop dreaming for now: Jeffrey Mervis takes a critical look at the true abilities and limitations of current autonomous vehicles – which turn out to be not so autonomous yet. The future of driving is bright, he concludes, but a good deal of work still need to be completed. getAbstract recommends you take Mervis’ test drive.
In this summary, you will learn
- What an autonomous vehicle can do today,
- What types of autonomous vehicles are planned, and
- How AVs might change the automotive industry.
About the Author
Jeffrey Mervis has covered science policy for more than 30 years, reporting from five continents.