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In the early 21st century, almost every major automaker has been testing and adding some semi-autonomous features to their cars. New York Times blogger Farhad Manjoo uses examples from popular automobile companies to establish that – although the fully automated car is a technology of the distant future – the semi-automatic car already represents a greater change than many realize. If you are interested in the present and the future of the auto industry, getAbstract recommends this easy-to-read and exciting forecast.

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Farhad Manjoo is an American journalist and author. He is a columnist at The New York Times.

 

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Several innovations, from semi-autonomous cars to solar-fueled vehicles, are significantly changing transportation. Mobile apps let users share cars, reserve seats on buses and book private cabs. Innovative energy-generating systems make driving more environmentally friendly. Newer forms of transportation, including electric bikes and more stable motorcycles, are making short-distance travel more convenient.

Although complete automation of cars may take several years, many luxury cars already have self-driving features. For example, Mercedes’s advanced cruise control...


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