How Close Are We to Self-Driving Cars Being Available?
Last night, after a long night drinking with some people from work, I was driving home, wishing I had one of those self-driving cars from all the sci-fi movies. Wouldn't it be nice to sit back, read, watch TV, or sleep, while the car takes you home...all by itself?
Then today, I find this amazing article from Engadget on the road to self-driving cars, and how close they are to being real for us!
Unfortunately, they're not going to be on the streets as soon as I think we'd all like, but they're not as far away as you might imagine.
"We're currently at one end of the cube, and [the F 015] is at the other. Over the next couple of years, you'll see us and others taking steps from one corner to the other."
The new Mercedes F 015 Luxury In Motion (and grossly over-named) self-driving car is what Mercedes is planning for their version of self-driving. Audi has a slightly more "driver supervised" idea for their line of self-driving cars.
Will we have them this year? No. Next year? No. By 2020? Maybe, and I can't wait!