8 truths and myths of driverless cars
For decades, humans have dreamed of driverless vehicles. From the Jetsons to Minority Report, we've gotten a certain idea of how those cars should function and how the world could be if they existed.
Driverless cars, however, aren't science fiction.
"When people get into our cars, we often find that they're unnecessarily anxious about the experience, and then we find that they relax too quickly," said Chris Gerdes, program director for the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS, for short). Neither extreme is helpful.
That said, we took a look at some of the common misconceptions about driverless cars, along with truths that are good to keep in mind.
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