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Road Ahead Clear for Self-Drive Cars

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November 2, 2012
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Where they were once the stuff of science-fiction, self-driving cars are rapidly becoming a reality. Several car firms are testing autonomous vehicles, which they say could improve road safety and ease congestion.


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