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Carmakers, Google take different roads to automation

Manufacturers plan to bring automated driving to market in stages while Google takes all-in approach

Google's all-in approach differs from the car industry's strategy on autonomous vehicle technology that will manifest itself in vehicles that consumers can buy over the next two to three years.


FROM his laboratory at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, automated vehicle pioneer Raj Rajkumar says that self-driving cars will evolve step-by-step, with humans staying in charge for a long time to come.

More than 2,500 miles west in Mountain View, California, Chris