If you think the new cars that boast the ability to drive in autopilot when their drivers fall asleep is a big deal, you should take note of the DARPA challenge.
This is a challenge they offer to companies that can create truly driverless vehicles. I watched a program on television that showed Carnegie Mellon and GM winning one such competition, with a Chevy Tahoe that drove through urban traffic for six hours.
The car obeyed traffic signals and drove for a total of six hours without an accident. That’s pretty impressive. One day I hope this technology will be mass produced so that we have no more accidents on the road as the result of driver error.