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Fur coats were once revered as the height of opulence, but no more. Could the car industry head the same way?

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Why the arrival of fully autonomous cars reflects the slow rise of the robot

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Roads full of driverless cars may not occur for a while yet
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Mainstream availability of driverless cars is further away than you might think

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