Toyota unveiled its vision for self-driving cars in a challenge to other automakers as well as industry newcomer Google Inc., promising to start selling such vehicles in Japan by 2020.
After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on the road to an occupational oxymoron. He became a driver in a driverless car.
For a glimpse of the automobile of the future, take the escalator up to Hall 3.1 at the IAA motor show and step into the "New Mobility World".
The self-driving car is coming, but not as rapidly as people think, the head of the European operations of South Korean carmaker Hyundai, Thomas Schmid, told AFP on Wednesday.
Google has hired auto industry veteran and former Hyundai U.S. CEO John Krafcik to run its self-driving car program.