DEARBORN, MI – Autonomous vehicles currently can be found only in test laboratories or science-fiction movies, but 20 years from now, it is likely such conveyances will become realities, says Ford Motor Co.’s top safety engineer. Most auto makers already offer safety technology that warns the driver and pre-charges the brakes if a collision appears imminent. Such active safety devices allow the vehicle to react independently of the driver, whereas most current safety systems, such as ...

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