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Driverless Cars May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

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Car manufacturers are working towards providing cars with enough sensory capacity that they will drive while you read, sleep, or watch a movie. The reality of these cars may not be so far off. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with freelance tech and science reporter Ucilia Wang, a UC Berkeley graduate, whose work appears in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the UK Guardian.

"I think, for sure, it's at least 10 years out, if not longer, because the issue is not just with technology. We do have a lot of sensor technologies available in the computing/processing power--but you also have a lot of regulations that have to change like traffic laws, liability issues, insurance issues, who's going to be responsible if there's an accident involving two automated cars?"

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