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Imagine one day you are in your car driving down the road and instead of having your hands on the wheel the car steers itself. Car makers are testing out technology for cars of the future aimed at taking the driving out of your hands.

Car manufacturers are working on something known as an "obstacle avoidance system." using sensors it warns a driver of danger a possible collision or a pedestrian in your path. If you don't respond in time it makes the maneuver for you.

Associate editor of Popular Mechanics Andrew del Colle test drove some of these driver-less cars.

Mercedes has night vision technology to keep you from hitting someone on the road. There is already a system that helps you parallel park hands free.

Autonomous vehicles are being tested out by a number of companies. The idea is to take steering control in an emergency.

Look for these high-tech wheels in early 2020. And prepare to pay more for it. New gadgets will cost you the technology becomes more widespread.

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