I brought a self-driving car home for the holidays — and no one cared

There aren’t any fully self-driving cars available to buy today, but there are plenty of vehicles with semi-autonomous features. One of the better ones is the 2018 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise, an advanced driver-assist system that GM claims rivals Tesla’s Autopilot. When driving on divided highways, Super Cruise allows Cadillac owners to take their hands off the steering wheel and their feet off the pedals. It’s about as close to self-driving as it gets with a production vehicle today.

Last week, I made the annual trip up to Connecticut to spend Thanksgiving with my wife’s family. But instead of taking our boring 2013 Subaru Impreza, Cadillac loaned me one of its new sedans. Assuming the car would impress my Cadillac-owning in-laws, I leapt at the chance to show off the flashy new car. At last I could ingratiate myself with my wife’s prickly grandfather and uncle, two stoic Midwestern-types.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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