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The Latvian trucking firm investigated with Volvo and determined "it was 100% human reaction." Score one for the non-robots!

The Latvian trucking firm investigated with Volvo and determined "it was 100% human reaction." Score one for the non-robots!

Teased

We've known since the Consumer Electronics Show back in January that the 2018 Leaf will get semi-autonomous technology. Now Nissan has provided a look - a glimpse, anyway - at the Leaf ProPilot Assist system. In the image released by Nissan, above, we see the driver's display - and a button on the steering wheel labeled "Pilot." Push that and voila, or presumably voila, the displays at left are activated. There's a blue "Pilot" light at top that must indicate the system is in engaged, and likew

First Ride

Ascents and descents and a banked oval: The XC60 had to do it all.

The XC60 has accounted for 30 percent of Volvo's yearly sales. The new model needs to match that.

Official

Not all of the Enhanced Autopilot features will necessarily be active right away.

Autoblog Minute

The wait at the DMW will never be the same.

You can go on auto pilot in so many new ways.

Official

As long as you have a properly equipped Honda or Acura, that is.

All you need is a car with lane-keeping assist and a spare $999.

ETC

But only when you're driving a car.

These augmented reality heads-up displays could be a big help for avoiding crashes.

Video

Driver claims Tesla promoted Autopilot as self-driving technology.

The crash brings up questions about how clearly Tesla illustrates the capabilities of Autopilot.

Report

Tesla might have a way to improve its Autopilot tech without grafting on new equipment.

The former head of Tesla's Autopilot project, Robert Rose, has quietly been hired by Google.

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There are many challenges that will need to be sorted out before full autonomous driving becomes a reality, but automakers are taking small steps toward this advancement with semi-autonomous technologies. Nissan, Toyota and Ford have already revealed various automated driving systems, and now Honda is getting into the game with an automatic valet parking system that was unveiled recently at the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress in Tokyo.

Official

A number of automakers are working on developing fully autonomous cars, but it looks like the groundwork for such technologies will likely show up first as semi-autonomous systems for both safety and convenience. Following recent announcements from Nissan and Ford in this area, Toyota has now released information for some of its advanced semi-autonomous technologies that could be offered in production cars over the next few years.

Official

As automakers continue to find uses for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technology, Ford of Europe has announced that it is developing a self-parking system for future use. More advanced than the Active Park Assist already offered in many Ford products, the new Fully Assisted Parking Aid can take full control of the vehicle and can navigate angled and perpendicular parking spots.