How soon will self-driving cars be part of our lives?

By "60 Minutes"/CBS News

Oct 05, 2015

The biggest names in the auto industry and high-tech are racing to develop driverless cars powered by a form of artificial intelligence. Six years ago, Google rolled out a prototype that jump-started the competition. Today, Apple and Uber are experimenting too.

In showrooms today, you can buy features to automatically keep you in your lane, help you park, drive you in stop-and-go traffic and, coming soon: hands-free highway driving. Tesla is making it available this month. GM plans to offer it in a 2017 Cadillac.

We are at probably the largest transformative moment in the history of the automobile, some industry experts say.

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