Honda introduces self-driving car

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

DETROIT (AP) — Honda has developed a car that can drive itself on the freeway.

The car — an Acura RLX sedan — has cameras that monitor lanes, GPS and multiple sensors on the front and sides. On top is a beacon that uses laser beams to continually scan the car's surroundings.

The car can enter and exit a freeway, accelerate to the speed limit and brake if it gets too close to the car in front. It signals and changes lanes by itself.

If the car senses it can't handle a situation, it automatically hands control back to the driver.

Honda has been working on this prototype car in Japan for about a year. The company says it expects to be selling partially automated cars by 2020.