You’ve probably seen the headlines and debates about self-driving cars — how soon they’ll be technologically feasible and legally allowed. Various tech companies are experimenting with systems that let cars drive without human intervention.
But you don’t have to wait for these future technologies. While today’s cars won’t fully drive themselves — you must stay attentive in all cases, and most require you to hold the steering wheel — many of them have semi-autonomous features that make them safer and easier to drive. These include adaptive cruise control, which maintains a minimum distance from the car in front of you as it slows down and speeds back up; automatic emergency braking, which can autonomously slam the brakes to avoid or mitigate a collision; blind-spot monitoring, which uses radar to help prevent you from changing lanes into another vehicle; a lane-departure warning that lets you know if you stray over the line; and lane-keeping assistance, which automatically steers the car to stay in its lane. Whether you want an affordable compact car or a top-of-the-line luxury model, here are the 10 best cars with self-driving features for 2021.