Photos: The driverless cars of 2016

Driverless vehicle advances of 2016

2016 was a major year of announcements from auto giants like Tesla, unveiling vehicles with hardware capable for full autonomy, and Ford, claiming to have its own fully-autonomous car ready by 2021. It was also a huge year for driverless partnerships, with many automakers racing to team up with tech innovators to develop vehicles that feature advanced cameras, sensing, and mapping. Here are some of the highlights.

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By Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a writer based in Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Budapest. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Vox, Vice and other publications.