As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, what was once a futuristic concept is now making its way to our roadways. Self-driving cars are closer to becoming a reality.
The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA) identifies five levels (0-4) of autonomous vehicles. The autonomous vehicles for sale today are only level twos, meaning they have limited autonomous features such as adaptive cruise control or braking assist.
More advanced autonomous cars, levels three and four, are classified as “self-driving” and “driverless” cars, respectively. Experts believe these vehicles won’t hit the market for quite some time.