Hands off: our self-driving future

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FILE - This May 13, 2014, file photo shows a row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California regulators release safety reports filed by 11 companies that have been testing self-driving car prototypes on public roads on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The papers report the number of times in 2016 that human backup drivers took control from the cars' self-driving software, though companies argue such

FILE - This May 13, 2014, file photo shows a row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California regulators release safety reports filed by 11 companies that have been testing self-driving car prototypes on public roads on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The papers report the number of times in 2016 that human backup drivers took control from the cars' self-driving software, though companies argue such "disengagements" don't always reflect something going wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Guests: Erick Guerra, Andrew Hawkins

The self-driving cab will soon be a reality. GM announced that its autonomous taxi–Cruise AV–will be on roads in 2019. It’s the latest news from the burgeoning self-driving vehicle industry. This hour, we’ll find out how close we are to a driverless future and how autonomous vehicles will change where and how we live. We’ll also learn about the latest car trends, flashy 2018 models, and if electric cars are catching on. Marty’s guests are University of Pennsylvania urban planning professor ERICK GUERRA, and The Verges’ senior transportation reporter, ANDREW HAWKINS.

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