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My love affair with cars is reaching end of the road

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Freedom: a car is a symbol of independence, particularly to women

Freedom: a car is a symbol of independence, particularly to women

Freedom: a car is a symbol of independence, particularly to women

I like to track the ongoing development of the self-driving car - the "autonomous vehicle" that is promised to us any day now. That amazing technical engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk says we could have the "Autopilot" self-driving car by the end of this year.

The invention is promised to reduce accidents, improve environmental conditions and generally streamline road transport. You'll just get into the vehicle, programme its destination and then sit back while the algorithms pilot you wherever you wish to go.

This concept fascinates me, because, to my great regret, my driving days in a conventional car are gradually drawing to a close - because of deteriorating eyesight.