10 Features We Want to See in Self-driving Cars

Naps, Snacks and Movies
If you don't have to drive, there's plenty of time for a nap, a meal or even a movie while you're on the road. Lars Plougmann, Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license

Many of the self-driving cars that are closest to being ready for prime time do a pretty good job of getting themselves around, but they occasionally need some help from a driver. That means you still have to pay attention to what's going on around you and be ready to steer the car or hit the brakes. Truly autonomous cars are on the way, though, if Google is to be believed. And, as we've already mentioned, they've got a cute little car that has neither a steering wheel nor pedals. It's in charge all the time, which frees us to nap, eat breakfast, watch "Cars" and get in heated arguments in the comments sections of our favorite websites. Google says this adorable doodad of a car will be ready in 2017. Get ready to text and not drive, America!