The automotive industry is changing, one of the main issues is obviously cleaner vehicles but also driverless driving or autonomous driving!
This trend began with simple driving aids that will spread more and more, particularly on cars of small range of urban-type (alarms. The combination of these technologies provides intelligent vehicles that support you but not yet autonomous
Manufacturers and new companies that emerge in the sector are a race that will reference technology, there is a theoretical part and a practical part or vehicles should learn actual traffic conditions to evolve the algorithm. Autonomous cars are equipped with sensors, radar and camera (LIDAR)
Tesla is the most advanced in terms of deployment of the fleet with the Model S users who are all "beta testers"
Volvo started with trains and cars that has recently allied with Uber
Google and its self-driving cars that cover the US land
Renault has presented an autonomous prototype called Zoe NEXT TWO
Ford with its prototype Ford Fusion hybrid
And a whole series of actors you can find here