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After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads all over the world. Dozens of startups have sprung up alongside established auto and tech giants—who are also testing the waters—to form what many hope will be a transformative new industry. As ambitious innovators are rushing to cash in on what they see as high tech’s next pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges to overcome, such as how to train computers to make life-and-death decisions as well as humans can. NOVA peers under the hood of the autonomous vehicle industry to investigate how exactly driverless cars work, how they may change the way we live, and whether we will ever be able to entrust them with our lives.