The team behind Stanley, the car that won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's 2005 autonomous-vehicle race over 132 miles of Nevada desert, is at it again. By 2008, the Stanford University group will be steering its self-driving car onto the interstate. The journey will take seven hours and will involve all types of traffic conditions, from urban driving to congested highways to very long traverses of interstates. Can your car drive itself too? Semiconductor designers, automotive engineers, and software and middleware experts all say the answer is yes, and that cars that drive themselves will be a market reality at some point in the not-too-distant future.