The earliest forms of automated driving

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Automakers have been inventing new technologies since they started building cars.

Over the last hundred years the auto industry has been steadily evolving vehicle technologies toward a future when cars will be fully self-driving. Driver assist features available right now — from automated braking to adaptive cruise control to lane-keeping cameras — are all technologies bringing us closer to the reality of self-driving vehicles.

Today's Technology

Today, motor vehicles are increasingly capable of monitoring their surroundings and responding automatically to roadway situations that present safety risks, thanks to driving automation technology that uses sensors like cameras, radar and LiDAR to interpret data from the environment. 

Technological advancements are continuing and many companies are developing vehicles with higher levels of driving automation. Highly automated vehicles (HAVs) promise to improve road safety while saving consumers time and money. Such systems may also dramatically expand mobility and facilitate better land use in urban settings.

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Defining Vehicle Automation


Levels of Automation


Potential Benefits of HAVs


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