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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.
    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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