Top 10 Cutting-edge Car Questions of 2008

How Driverless Cars Will Work
Would you let you car take complete control of the wheel?
Would you let you car take complete control of the wheel?
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For some, driving can be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable parts of the day. Perhaps you think of your car as your own tiny isolation booth. Not only does it give you the type of environment that you need to think about the day that you've had (or have ahead of you), listen to the music that you select (at the volume that you desire) or hold private phone conversations, your car also gives you the freedom to navigate to wherever you choose, whenever you choose.

For others, driving is not so calming. Some find the whole ordeal to be an annoyance. For instance, a particularly bad day on the road might include a little bit of road rage, several missed turns, a flat tire or engine trouble and if they're really having a bad day, possibly a fender-bender in a parking lot. These are the people that we had in mind when we considered the possibility of handing over the controls to the machines. That may sound a little dramatic, but you may also be surprised to learn that many of the cars on the road today already have a little driverless technology built into them.

Find out what we learned when we investigated: How Driverless Cars Will Work.

OK, so maybe you're not quite ready to completely give up control of your own vehicle. You don't want to drive yourself, but you still need a way to get around town, right? The number 4 question on our list may be just what you're looking for.