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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 PROBLEMS FACING DRIVERLESS CARS


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6 Problems Facing Driverless Cars
By Jake Mellett,
Click Mechanic, 2 June 2015.

A staple of science fiction, autonomous cars are often the most visible technology of imagined futures. But unlike lightsabers and teleportation, the autonomous vehicles is close to becoming a reality. With tech giants Google already having made great strides in developing prototype cars - which are currently being tested on roads across the USA - car manufacturers have also begun pushing for an autonomous revolution.

But before that can happen, there’s a number of major hurdles that developers and governments will need to overcome before driverless cars make it to your local dealership. This infographic, brought to you by Click Mechanic, explains what these roadblocks are.

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[Post Source: Click Mechanic. Edited. Top image added.]

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