Self-driving cars a reality sooner than you may think

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CHICAGO – Imagine a self-driving car so you can read, watch tv or even eat without having to put your hands on the steering wheel.

Ford is one of the car manufacturers racing to create this technology.

Lane keep assist uses cameras to detect where the lines on the road are.

And if a driver gets drowsy or stops paying attention briefly, the car will get you back in line.

Cars can also park themselves now, no need to worry about your parallel parking skills.

Manufacturers like Mercedes Benz are helping make parking hassle free.

And Volvo now has a way to take some of the stress out of bumper to bumper traffic: just turn on “pilot assist,” take your feet off the pedals, and let the car drive you.

Next year, Volvo is planning to go all the way, releasing 100 fully autonomous vehicles to users in Sweden in real traffic.

The technology is among the many on exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show this weekend.

 

Chicago Auto Show:

February 13-21

McCormick Place

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