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February 5, 2019

5 reasons why self-driving cars aren't here yet

  • It could be decades before autonomous vehicles become common on city streets, researchers say. Obstacles like snow, lane lines and left turns still stump computers.
  • By TOM KRISHER
    AP Auto Writer

    In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not anytime soon.

    An optimistic assessment is 10 years. Many others say decades as researchers try to conquer a number of obstacles. The vehicles themselves will debut in limited, well-mapped areas within cities and spread outward.


     
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