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GM sees ‘almost-driverless’ cars coming by 2020

General Motors has announced it expects to put a car on the road that can almost drive itself, sometime before the end of this decade, the Associated Press has reported. The US automaker said the system, called "Super Cruise," uses radar and cameras to steer the car and keep it between lane lines. Also, the radar keeps the car a safe distance from cars ahead of it, and it will brake to a complete stop if necessary. "Super Cruise will be designed in a way to help you keep your visual attention on the road ahead," said Charles Green, an engineer who studies driver performance with the systems, declining to say just how the system will do that. "The 'how' is something that will become more apparent as we show Super Cruise in its later versions."