The first generation of self-driving cars – in pictures

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Google self-driving car.Google

has revealed its first prototype self-driving car and plans to build 100

of the vehicles for testing. It the first vehicle with no facility for human control over, other than a start and stop button. Photograph: Google/Rex FeaturesThe Audi Quattro Sport Laserlight Concept is displayed during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.The Audi Quattro Sport Laserlight Concept stealing the show at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas on 7 January 2014. Under the hood is Audi’s zFAS system, the “brain” of the autonomous

vehicle. The small but complex system integrates a radar, video cameras, laser scanner, data from

the navigation system, and ultra-sonic data from the front and sides of

the car. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty ImagesA Valeo representative swipes his finger across an iPhone to initiate a self parking demonstration at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2014. The car, a Range Rover Evoque with Valeo self-parking technology, is equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors, six in back and six in front, a laser scanner mounted in the grille, and four cameras.A Valeo representative swipes his finger across an iPhone to initiate a self parking demonstration at the 2014 CES. The car, a Range Rover Evoque with Valeo self-parking technology, is equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors, six in the back and six in front, a laser scanner mounted in the grille, and four cameras. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesA Lexus LS Integrated Safety self-driving car is displayed at the Lexus booth during the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.A Lexus LS Integrated Safety self-driving car displayed at the Lexus booth during the 2013 CES. Lexus likens its robocar to a “co-pilot”, rather than a fully driverless car. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesToyota Motor Co displays the prototype driverless car during the preview of 2013 Consumer Electronics Show on January 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Toyota Motor Co displays its prototype driverless car during the preview of 2013 CES. As with the Lexus, the emphasis is on assisting driver safety. The cars are equipped with a 360-degree laser with a range of 70 metres. This means that at

60 mph, it can locate stationary objects 3.2 seconds away. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty ImagesBMW's self asssisted car during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.BMW’s “self-assisted car” at the 2014 CES. Its new i3 electric car with Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Bluetooth wireless technology. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty ImagesTaking the next step in its Blueprint for Mobility, Ford today in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm revealed a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle that will be used to make progress on future automated driving and other advanced technologies.Ford in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm

has revealed its Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle. Photograph: FordTaking the next step in its Blueprint for Mobility, Ford today   in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm  revealed a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle that will be used to make progress on future automated driving and other advanced technologies.Ford’s “Blueprint for Mobility” is a plan that describes what the automaker believes transportation will

look like in 2025, and the technologies, business models and

partnerships needed to get there. Photograph: FordNissan's Autonomous Drive LEAF Kuroiwa Shiga Kanagawa highway.Nissan’s Autonomous Drive Leaf takes to the open roads in Japan. The drive took place in November 2013 with the modified Leaf entering the

Sagami Expressway, southwest of Yokohama, at 25 mph, before

driving at speeds of 50 mph. Photograph: NissanAudi TTSIn 2010, the Audi TTS went up the winding 20km Pikes Peak mountain track in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado in 27 minutes, which was only 10 minutes longer than what a professional racing driver could have managed. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian

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