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An autonomous vehicle took on Chicago's thick morning traffic. Here's what happened

Autonomous vehicles conjure visions of futuristic machines that lack steering wheels, but the first driverless cars probably won't actually be driverless.

Instead, manufacturers will likely start out with low levels of automation and gradually increase the technology.

Most of the self-driving car technologies under development now involve lower levels of automation, in which the car does not have complete control, said Mary Moore, strategic marketing director at automotive engineer association

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