Innovation

Photos: A list of the world's self-driving cars racing toward 2020

1. Tesla

Tesla's Model SD has an autopilot feature built in, which can detect collision risks, and a camera to monitor road activity. Elon Musk says that his company will have the technology for fully autonomous vehicles ready by 2018, but that laws, regulations, insurance, and other details will take longer to sort out.

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Hope Reese is a journalist in Louisville, KY. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Playboy, Undark Magazine, VICE, Vox, and other publications.