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2019-09-06 08:30

The Zebra

Cockpit of futuristic autonomous car.

Image: iStock

It hasn't been that long ago when autonomous driving was just a concept and driverless cars seem straight out of the future, but thanks to developments in this vehicle technology, 'that future' could be right around the corner. 

We take a look at how exactly it works and they are able to 'see' objects. 

What are self driving vehicles?

It is a vehicle that is not needed to be steered, or accelerated by a human to operate. Though the technology exists, there are not currently any fully autonomous self-driving cars on the road today. Tesla, the US electric car company, has come closest with its vehicles that can drive themselves in some situations but still require drivers to pay attention to the road.

SEE: WATCH: Here's how self-driving cars work

Is it safe?

Self driving vehicles are meant to avoid other cars, pedestrians, potholes and any other things a human would take into consideration when driving a normal vehicle. 

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                                              Image: The Zebra

                                              Image: The Zebra

                                              Image: The Zebra

                                              Image: The Zebra


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