Officials will decide in the "coming weeks" whether all new cars in the U.S. must have the technology to communicate with other cars and warn drivers—or even brake for them—when there's a crash impending, ABC News reports. Those same officials originally said they would make a decision about these technologies by December 31, The Detroit News reports, but then announced they'd "made significant progress," but weren't ready for a decision.
A study by IHS Automotive claims that by 2050 nearly every vehicle on the road will be self-driving.
The study estimates that by 2025 sales of self-driving cars will reach 230,000. By 2035, sales will reach 11.8 million, and there will be nearly 54 million autonomous vehicles on the road.
When we finally take humans out of the driving equation, the world will be a much safer place.