Toward robotic cars

  title={Toward robotic cars},
  author={Sebastian Thrun},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • S. Thrun
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Art
  • Commun. ACM
This article advocates self-driving, robotic technology for cars. Recent challenges organized by DARPA have induced a significant advance in technology for autopilots for cars; similar to those already used in aircraft and marine vessels. This article reviews this technology, and argues that enormous societal benefits can be reaped by deploying this emerging technology in the marketplace. It lays out a vision for deployment, and discusses some of the key remaining technology obstacles. 

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