self-driving cars

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As transportation companies continue to roll out autonomous vehicles, new safety concerns, and questions about regulations, provide new challenges. Still - the technology is here and it's growing, so we look at how well it's working and where the problems are.

Self-Driving Cars: Closer Than You Think

Oct 30, 2016

The future is now.  In several cities, companies from Ford to Tesla are racing to develop their own automated driving machines.  We discuss the innovations and challenges of self-driving cars, and ask what it will take to make you comfortable in the passenger seat? This program will be rebroadcast on Monday, October 31st, at 9 A.M. and then Tuesday, November 1st, at 8 P.M.

This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired September 20, 2016. 

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Self-driving cars – long the dream of science fiction, are closer to reality than you might think. In fact they’ve already traveled more than one million miles along public highways and bi-ways. Still, there are challenges down the road for the self-driving car, including technical, legal, and psychological, as people take their hands off wheel.