Self-driving cars stalling?

Are self-driving cars taking a back seat?

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The Self-Driving Industry Is Finally Becoming More Realistic - ExtremeTech

Over the last decade, most of the buzz around self-driving has focused on the vision originally launched by Google (now Waymo) and later Tesla and others, of a Level 5 (fully, really, truly, autonomous no matter what) personal automobile that you could afford and blissfully relax in the back seat of from then on. You could even send it to fetch your children from school or tell it to wander around waiting for you or maybe even find itself a parking space.

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Union of Concerned Scientists

Self-Driving Cars Explained

Self-driving vehicles are cars or trucks in which human drivers are never required to take control to safely operate the vehicle. Also known as autonomous or "driverless" cars, they combine sensors and software to control, navigate, and drive the vehicle.

Currently, there are no legally operating, fully-autonomous vehicles in the United States. There are, however, partially-autonomous vehicles-cars and trucks with varying amounts of self-automation, from conventional cars with brake and lane assistance to highly-independent, self-driving prototypes.

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As Self-Driving Cars Stall, Players Revive an Old Approach

Along with robot butlers, billboard-sized TVs, and inadequately sanitized wearables being tried on by untold hordes, self-driving demonstrations have become a staple of CES. As the show takes over Las Vegas, the Strip, hotel parking lots, and side streets play host to robo-vehicles with spinning sensors on the roof, pods with splashy logos, and even autonomous Lyfts. Usually, these demos go the same way: You sit in the back and try to glean whatever you can from a carefully staged ride.

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