With major driverless vehicle announcements from automakers like Ford and Tesla, US government guidelines on autonomous vehicle development, and companies like Uber introducing self-driving fleets to the public, 2016 has been a huge year in the driverless tech space.

“Automated driving developments in 2016 became more concrete,” said Bryant Walker Smith, an expert in legal aspects of autonomous driving, “and I expect developments in 2017 to be even more so. More and more people in the field are saying, ‘just do it already’—not to full automation anytime anywhere, but rather to specific pilot projects that will start to showcase high automation under limited conditions.”

And according to John Dolan, a principal systems scientist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, “a major trend is the more intensive application of machine learning to autonomous driving.”

Read more: Top 10 developments of 2016 in autonomous vehicles – TechRepublic

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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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