Who's driving this car?

January 8, 2008 8:16:20 AM PST
Hey, who's driving this car? In about a decade, a computer could be doing the steering. That's the prediction from Larry Burns, GM's vice president for research and development. He tells the AP the prospect of a driverless car isn't science fiction. He says most of the technology already exists. But there are significant issues to settle before you can tell your high-tech chauffeur, "Home James." Concerns about government regulation, liability laws and privacy could all put driverless cars in the slow lane. GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner is set to give a preview of driverless cars at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.