The car of tomorrow will drive itself — and fly – Why we haven’t moved much from the Model T but soon will

“The driving force to autonomous driving is compelling,” he said. “Of course, we need to develop and prove the technology in real-world situations. But we definitely feel it is doable.”GM has been working on this for awhile, having won the top prize in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, a competition for driverless vehicles, funded by the Pentagon. In a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, GM took home the $2 million grand prize for its Chevy Tahoe’s ability to navigate the course in just over four hours.