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.
About the Author
Jeffrey Mervis has covered science policy for more than 30 years, reporting from five continents.