Google’s fully driverless car looking less realistic by the day

Certain features of the driverless car have been slowly making their way into the real world in the past few years. Car companies have begun touting their new models’ ability to parallel park themselves, or to identify people or objects in the road and auto-brake before hitting them, among other things.

Ford is the latest company to embrace autonomous driving technology, announcing recently that its 2015 Mondeo sedans released in Europe will feature pedestrian detection technology, which “will scan the road for pedestrians and issue a warning,” Ford’s manager of driver assist technologies Scott Lindstrom told MIT Technology Review this week.

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Network World Colin Neagle