Abstract: Imagine riding across the country in the comfort of your own car and from it, admiring the country’s most beautiful cityscapes, beaches, natural forests, and mountain ranges without even having to get behind the wheel. Imagine not having to spend countless, frustrating hours trying to brake in response to the dozens of cars weaving in and out of the lanes around you, and instead, being able to catch up with friends and family over drinks, meals, and movies while your car drives itself. None of this is too good to be true. Many car manufacturers like Ford and Toyota are racing to develop the first fully autonomous vehicle by 2020.

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