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Down The Road, The Car Will Take You Out For A Spin

Publication Date: 
January 18, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Steve Lopez

CIS Fellow Bryant Walker Smith weighs in on the future of driverless cars and when we can expect to see them on the road with The Los Angeles Times. 

As crazy as it sounds, you may one day get into your car and head to the coffee shop, to work, to the gym or the beach without ever putting your foot on the brake or the gas pedal.

No, you're not going to have a chauffeur. Your car is going to drive itself.


Bryant Walker Smith, a Stanford fellow and member of the school's Center for Automotive Research, has been looking into and blogging on those issues. He thinks self-driving cars are a certainty, but that the features will be rolled out slowly, meaning that humans will still have to be at the wheel for a while.