In Pictures: 20 cars that drive themselves

Given that MIT in the US is now working on a safer prototype for autonomous vehicles, using communications technology to expand the cars’ field of vision, these vehicles may make the leap from science fiction to reality sooner than previously thought. Driverless cars have already been legalised in California and Nevada, and Google says we’ll see them on the road in five years. Here are the prototypes that have helped the industry get to this point.

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Volvo’s finished SARTRE road train product

Last month, Volvo announced that the SARTRE (Safe Road TRAins for the Environment) research project in Europe had come to a close, and that the company was ready to look into putting its finished product on the road. Given that Volvo once declared that it could eliminate all fatal accidents for its drivers by 2020, the SARTRE project is an important step.

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