Buckle up: Self-driving cars are coming

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driver-car-hat-rideWhat’s on the road ahead? Self-driving cars will be in the lane next to in the foreseeable future.

Many cars already come equipped with electronics that signal when you are leaving your lane or when someone is in your blind spot as well as electronics to maintain distance behind the car ahead of you, sense accidents, self park, night vision and so on.

Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer has pledged the company would be “ready to bring multiple, affordable, energy efficient fully autonomous-driving vehicles to the market by 2020.”

Even Google’s getting in the game. It announced plans to make a self-driving car after it couldn’t find a major car company to partner with. Toyota and Audi unveiled self-driving systems at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.