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5 Cars That Almost Drive Themselves

Self driving cars aren't a reality…..yet. However, we expect to see them on the roads soon. In the mean time, here are some that can almost drive themselves.

5 Cars That Almost Drive Themselves

Self driving cars aren't a reality…..yet. However, we expect to see them on the roads soon. In the mean time, here are some that can almost drive themselves.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Cost With Autonomous Driving Features: $63,150

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class may be equipped with the manufacturer's Drive Pilot, which is a system that combines the functions featured on an advanced adaptive cruise control system along with a lane keeping system for maintaining the right space with other cars and guiding the E-Class gently around moderate curves in the road.

The car features an active lane-changing system that performs lane changes automatically into empty adjacent lanes whenever they are requested by the driver by activating the turn signal on the vehicle.

2018 Volvo XC60

Cost With Autonomous Driving Features: $45,091

The 2018 Volvo XC60 has been redesigned and may be equipped with one of the largest selections of semi-autonomous driving and active safety features of any vehicle that is available in today's marketplace.Thereis now steering support included with the XC60 to help the car maneuver to avoid getting into collisions with large animals, pedestrians or other vehicles.

The 2018 XC60 will also have Pilot Assist available from Volvo.This system manages steering, braking and acceleration at speeds of up to 80 mph on roads that are well-marked.Like many similar systems, this one senses whether or not your hands are on the steering wheel to make sure that you stay attention, even during times when the semi-autonomous systems are in use.

2017 Tesla Model S

Cost With Autonomous Driving Features: $74,500

The Tesla Model S may be the most well-known semi-autonomous electric car that is sold these days.Tesla's Autopilot technology has garnered as much attention for its widely-reported failures as it has for the cutting-edge capabilities that is possesses.The Model S features Enhanced Autopilot which uses 12 ultrasonic sensors and four cameras to be able to "see" what is occurring around the vehicle.

The Model S uses this Enhanced Autopilot to center itself within the lane it is driving in, changes lanes automatically when directed, transitions from a freeway onto a surface street, transitions from one freeway to the next and keeps pace with the traffic around it.The car is also able to park itself after you get to your destination.

Tesla is offering its Full Self-Driving Capability package on its Model S.Before it may be activated it is subject to regulatory approval and further testing.Once activated, you just need to enter an address into its navigation system or allow the vehicle to sew what your upcoming appointments are, and then the car will drive you there with no to little intervention from the driver. Makes you wonder what happens when cars drive themselves - Fircroft have taken a look.

2018 Cadillac CT6

Cost With Autonomous Driving Features: TBD

On its 2018 Cadillac CT6, Cadillac is introducing its semi-autonomous Super Cruise driving technology.A constellation of optical sensors and radar on the large Cadillac sedan makes use of data from its Lidar precisely mapped database in order to provide the system with location data that is highly accurate.

Lidar is quite similar to radar, but light is used rather than radio signals for determining the distance of the objects surrounding it.

A measured approach is being taken by Cadillac in deploying its autonomous technology. Use of its system, unlike some manufacturers is limited to just controlled-access highways that have off- and on-ramps.A small camera will also be employed by the Super Cruise that is located on top of the car's steering wheel in order to monitor the attention level of the driver and take over when necessary.

Steering and speed are managed by Super Cruise during highway driving, and lane centering technology along with an advanced adaptive cruise control are use to eliminate some of the work that the driver needs to do.

BMW 5 Series

Cost With Autonomous Driving Features: $56,100

For 2017, the BMW 5 Series has been completely redesigned, and gained autonomous driving features, including a remote control parking system that can gently park a car in either perpendicular or parallel parking spots without there needing to be a driver inside of the vehicle.A remote control keyfob manages everything.

The BMW's Traffic Jam Assistant is able to manage both speed and steering in stop and go traffic without a lot of intervention from the driver.For guidance, the system uses the car ahead and lane markings.

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