News from the 1958: Driverless cars coming soon. News from 2008: Driverless cars coming soon. A bunch of engineers at Southwest Research Institute have cobbled together a bazillion dollars worth of gear to move a car through an obstacle course. Watch for the driverless car in your showrooms in 3018.
Implications - City planners have always looked to autonomous, self-driving vehicles as the answer to solve traffic congestion in metropolitan cities of the future, and innovative designers are finally creating prototypes to test current technology. Unlike the flying cars promised to future citizens during the 50s, the modern concepts for autonomous vehicles communicate with each other and don't require driver input.