Driverless car concept gains traction at CES
LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Automakers and technology firms are jumping on the bandwagon of the driverless car, which remains a concept as well as a platform for new technologies to improve safety on the road.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Toyota and Audi showed off their ideas for autonomous vehicles, in the wake of the push by Google on its driverless car. And others may follow suit.
Toyota drew considerable attention with its electronically gussied-up Lexus sedan, equipped with a host of sensors and cameras that can detect what is around the vehicle.
"It has the ability to drive itself, but we won't allow it," said Mr Jim Pisz, corporate manager at Toyota North America.