Self-driving cars aren’t too far off

Representatives from Google, Toyota and Texas Instruments were on Capitol Hill to review the development of self-driving vehicles — which are poised to enter the transportation world if federal regulations will allow.
“Self-driving vehicles were always 20 years out on the horizon,” said Chris Urmson, an engineer for Google’s Self-Driving Car Program. But now, after testing a series of successful prototypes, he said technology for a fully autonomous, self-driving car is “more like five years away.”