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The Self-Driving-Car Revolution Starts in 2014

Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY  ) promises that it will have more than one self-driving car on the market by 2020. While that may be the earliest you'll be able to drive a fully autonomous vehicle, the fact is that the technology is out there now – as Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) has demonstrated with its vehicle (which you'll see in this video).

What's more, many cars you can buy today come equipped with features like lane assist, smart cruise control, and self-parking capabilities. Ford (NYSE: F  ) , Toyota (NYSE: TM  ) , and General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) will be among the automakers showing off self-driving features at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas next week.

In this video, Rex Moore chats with the senior vice president of communications and strategic relationships at CES, Jeff Joseph, about the self-driving revolution – one of Rex's five tech trends investors must watch in 2014.

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  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2013, at 11:05 AM, koczani53 wrote:

    I hate to be a pessimest and rain on everybody's parade, but if the Ford MyTouch System is any indication of the quality of electronics, then the only advantage to self driving cars will be seen by the trial lawyers. One software glitch, proveable or not will that causes a crash, will send the lawyers, en masse, to the courts with class action suits, killing any development.

    To me, the only way this could possibly work is with tort exemptions for the vehicles and an automatic age restriction for the car (i.e. it has to be obsoleted after a certain amount of years due to the increased likelyhood of mechanical failure.).

    Because of torts, this idea will go the way of the flying car; an oddity, but never fully implemented.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2015, at 8:41 AM, pedmac2000 wrote:

    so whats the stock to buy that has this tech?

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