What makes a self-driving car?

Just as the automotive industry is taking strides towards an electric future, manufacturers are pursuing new ways to take the human driver out of the equation.

We already experience some level of automation: from speed warnings to cruise control.

But advances in automotive automation seek to let the car drive for us. Some automakers are taking huge strides in this field, but not without hiccups along the way, and with those setbacks, so too does public confidence take a hit.

On this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Matthew Ward Agius looks at what an automated car really is, and what milestones need to be achieved to anoint a truly self-driving car.

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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