Google has been working on a self-driving car for about five years, and recently let Eric Jaffe sit in the passenger seat as the vehicle worked its way through the city streets of Mountain View, California (Google’s hometown). On my America Weekend show, he explained what the experience was like, how far the technology has come, and how soon it could become a reality in other cars.

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Eric Jaffe explains more about the self-driving car in this piece for Atlantic Cities.