Driverless cars possibly for sale in less than a decade

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Cars that can drive themselves are no longer the stuff of science fiction.

Almost every major automaker is working on some form driverless technology.  GPS, cameras, and a series of sensors give the cars a 360 view of the road, telling it when to brake, steer, and accelerate.

The US Department of Transportation wants automakers to equip vehicles with radio-wave technology so cars can talk to one another. Several automakers plan to start selling the cars by 2020 or even earlier.

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