As early as this summer, you may see cars on the highway doing some of the driving themselves: accelerating, braking and even steering. Cars outfitted with lasers, radars and cameras will feed data to their on-board computers, which constantly calculate and adjust the vehicle’s speed and distance from other objects. But if the car hits a tree, who’s at fault–the automaker or the hands-off driver? Tech Tuesday explores the arrival of semi-autonomous driving and the many questions it raises about safety and liability.


  • Aaron Kessler Automotive Writer, The New York Times
  • David Friedman Deputy Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Bradley Stertz Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, Audi of America

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