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General Motors former head of Research and Development, Larry Burns, has been looking to the future, and he sees driverless cars hitting the road as soon as 2020. The notion of removing human interaction from the equation may be unsettling, but developers have long maintained that driverless technologies would reduce the risks associated with distracted or impaired driving and improve fuel efficiency by preventing the unnecessary stop-starting of vehicles.

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  1. big larry April 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    cars with no drivers……i can see the law suites in the hundreds ……why…in a electric storm nothing will work right and then you have the lightning….

  2. n88819 April 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Can the industry even solve regulatory issues by 2020? Google recently convinced the Nevada legislature to allow driverless vehicles, but the industry will have to go state by state and get federal approval from the DOT and ICC as well. That doesn’t seem like an 8 year project.

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