Google and a number of automakers are spearheading the movement to get automated vehicles on America's roads. Self-driving cars are street legal in three states, and Google's fleet has collectively logged over 300,000 miles of time on the road. However, there are several obstacles in the path of widespread adoption, with legal and moral opposition to the concept coming from all corners. Follow this StoryStream to track the technology's progress as it transitions from experimental testing to consumer reality that could save thousands of lives.
From giddiness to snoozeville in 41 seconds
Have we become numb yet to news about self-driving car partnerships? No? Good.
Riders in Boston will be able to hail one ‘in a couple months’
Waymo is way safe
But autonomous cars will be built by Daimler, not Uber
At least, it says it’s self-driving
Robot truckers, this Bud’s for you
Jolly good timing
Grainy spy photos are the best
What else are you going to do after scoring $1 billion from Apple?
Most Americans still deeply skeptical of fully autonomous vehicles
‘Our light was green’
NuTonomy joins forces with ‘the Uber of Southeast Asia’
No cheers for transparency
The White House vs. robot cars
Also say bye-bye to personal car ownership
David Strickland is doing it for his grandma
Lyft and Volvo are also involved
Autonomous vehicles as 'lethal weapons'?
Also calling for governments' to modernize their rules
Hi-def maps key to autonomous technology
Kirkland, Wash., the home of the 1982 Little League World Series champions, now has another claim to fame: it is the third city in the US to play host to Google's fleet of self-driving vehicles. Kirkland joins Mountain View and Austin as locations for the search giant's testing program for driverless cars.