Yes, we’re focusing the year's most autonomous driving vehicles. But don’t get the wrong impression. Fully self-driving cars are not yet ready for prime time. In these selections, we’re looking at degrees of self-driving ability.
To make things clearer, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has created a table of these abilities going from Level Zero to Level Five. The first is no automation whatsoever, while the top rung is where no human involvement is needed. Most systems currently on sale are around Level Two, which include self-steering and acceleration/deceleration, but which will prompt drivers to intervene when necessary. It’s a fast-changing field, but for a snapshot of what’s out there right now, read on.