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Nissan becomes first automaker to promise self-driving cars by 2020
Nissan becomes first automaker to promise self-driving cars by 2020 Written by Justin Hyde-Reserved from Yahoo Autos The question is: If Nissan's ready to sell a self-driving car, who will be ready to buy one? After Google's initial pioneering in self-driving experiments, many automakers have quickly caught up with the idea and technology of using radars, GPS tracking and complicated software to guide a vehicle without input from the driver. In a few modern luxury sedans — namely the Lincoln MKZ, Mercedes S-Class and Infiniti Q50 — the combination of several available safety features adds up to an ersatz form of self-driving for at least brief stretches. But no automaker before Nissan's move today has committed to building a fully autonomous car, less for reasons of technological uncertainty than practical ones. Autonomous cars are in theory supposed to reduce crashes due to human error, and with $160 billion in damages and nearly 40