Vehicle Automation: Our Best Shot at a Transportation Do-Over?
From San Francisco to Shanghai, the car of the future is automated. Automakers and tech companies are racing to develop, test, and bring cars to market with a dizzying array of new information and automation technologies. Every new model year brings more innovation and announcements about the future. But what exactly are these companies bringing to market, and how automated will these cars really be? Do we call them autonomous or automated or driverless, and what does that even mean? Will they really transform transportation as we know it? The spin is confusing and bewildering.