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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The ARGO Project would give way to BRAiVE, short for BRAin-drIVE, which VisLab would introduce at the 2009 IEEE IV conference in China. BRAiVE was designed as a test vehicle to further develop technologies the automotive industry may not be working on.

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