Autonomous or self-driving vehicle technology is on a fast track that's getting faster. Auto manufacturers continue to broaden their efforts in this area, expanding their own in-house programs and connecting with a wide range of partners. At the same time, they're now competing with new icons of the sharing economy like Uber and Lyft, as well as digital stalwarts such as Google and Apple. What does it all mean to the average car buyer? The above video helps explain the various forms of automotive autonomy, from the driver assists already available on today's new cars to fully self-driving vehicles that have no steering wheel or pedals. Below you’ll find more news and information on the latest groundbreaking vehicles and technologies that are self-driving their way into our personal transportation future.