DID IT WORK?
After 130 minutes, we return to base, with 28 miles of range remaining. I’ve touched the brake or accelerator eight times, on average about every 15 miles. And if I’d stayed in one lane with the steering warning and my habits disabled, I probably could have lapped the M25 without touching the wheel too. You just need your wits about you when other cars merge with your lane. And that’s why Level 3 autonomy, when control switches between car and driver, will be the most hazardous era in the development of the driverless car. But this was generally stress-free, and I ate a sandwich at the wheel more safely than ever before. In short, this car really can cruise autonomously in lane.