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Self-driving cars take a small step closer to reality


BRAINY CAR: The Audi A6 Avant with the traffic Jam assistant Audi's test cars can maintain a safe distance from the car ahead, and automatically brake, accelerate and steer. —Audi

BRAINY CAR: The Audi A6 Avant with the traffic Jam assistant Audi's test cars can maintain a safe distance from the car ahead, and automatically brake, accelerate and steer. —Audi

Audi and GM luxury brand, Cadillac, have both set their sights on bringing autonomous driving features to their cars in 2016. 

Audi has been wowing the crowds at technology events and auto shows for the past two years with demonstrations of the autonomous driving capabilities it's currently developing. But until now, the Volkswagen-owned company has been less than willing to put a timeframe on when some of the self-driving features would be leaving the lab and becoming features on actual cars.

   

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