Self-driving cars stay stuck in the slow lane

Fully autonomous cars are still some years away, say experts. Alex Meehan looks at the issues causing delays

Barry Lunn, founder and chief executive of Provizio: “If you spend half your daily commute in slow moving traffic, then unlocking the ability for your car to take over while you catch up on emails or watch a boxset might be of real value to people”

Would you trust a self-driving car with your safety? If the idea of getting into a car with no steering wheel makes you feel distinctly nervous, then you’re probably not alone.

Despite this, the idea of driverless cars is still highly attractive to many. But in 2023 the reality is that full autonomous motoring is still some way off. Even so, a steady stream of improvements in driving technology are slowly chipping away at the ...