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Self-driving cars pose a dilemma to carmakers

They face problem in selling a technology that is arriving faster than many expected

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The Volvo XC90; cars and trucks with driver-assisting technology, a recent Boston Consulting Group report predicts, will hit the roads in "large numbers" by 2017.

Washington

FOR a glimpse of one of motoring's thorniest modern dilemma, look no further than two contradictory TV ads for Infiniti's new Q50.

In one, a narrator mocks the biggest trend in cars, self-driving technology, as boring and overbearing, taking "the wheel right from your