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Self-Driving Cars Hyped, But Not On Immediate Horizon

Reilly Brennan, a general partner at Trucks Venture Capital and a lecturer in transportation at Stanford University, is conservative regarding a timeline for autonomous vehicles. “Fully unstructured driving by go-anywhere cars is a long time away,” Brennan tells The New York Times. “Few start-ups actually understood the commitment required to create a complete vehicle.” Autonomy will first come to specialized applications like agriculture, mining and fleets dedicated to city delivery routes, he says.

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