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The idea of self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles has captured human imagination since the 1930s and with the 2020 slated deadline to put self-driving cars on the streets of major cities in the US and other developed countries, stakes and motivation are definitely high. It was at Carnegie Mellon University that the first truly autonomous cars appeared (circa 1980); however, it was DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) self-driving cars competition of 2004, 2005 and…