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Guided missile tech creates hands-free drifting

28 January 2014

A BMW wheel

BMW’s advanced new autonomous driving assistant system is part of an ongoing program that aims to make selected future models fully autonomous by the end of the decade. Expected changes to road laws across the globe will allow such technology to be introduced to regular production cars. 

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