Self-driving cars are down the road but closer than you think

-KANSAS CITY STAR, AUGUST 17, 2015, FEAT. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

It seems like a fantasy. Sit back and watch a movie while your self-driving car chauffeurs you around.

Actually, it’s closer to reality. Major companies are betting billions that the future of driving is driverless.

While semi-autonomous cars are available today, every major car company and several giant corporations are racing to test even tastier tech in the labs and on the street. Most are in California’s Silicon Valley, where Google’s self-driving car program has already logged nearly 2 million driverless miles on the streets around Mountain View, Calif.

But research is popping up everywhere. <Read More>