It was an improbably futuristic scene: A man standing on a sunbaked tarmac in Irvine, Calif., next to a Nissan Leaf electric car, pushed a button on the hatchbackâ€™s key fob. The Leaf, unassisted by human intervention or preprogrammed maps, crawled at about five miles per hour through rows of parked vehicles, detected an SUV pulling out of a space, paused, and allowed the SUV to pull away. Then it moved past the now-vacated parking spot, slowed into position, glided back into the space, and powered down.
A moment later, the man pushed the button again, and the Leaf fetched itself, reversing its previous steps, and returned to the manâ€™s side.
This isn’t science fiction. I watched this all myself, dumbfounded, just a little over a week ago.
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