Autonomous road vehicles are still, by enlarge, a far off futuristic theme. Although advance driver aids – lane detection, radar assisted cruise control, self-park and so on – are becoming more common place, truly navigated self-drive feels a long way off to most road users, despite the technology already being available.

However, when Apple enters the political arena on self-drive systems, the reality for the wider public moves one step closer. 

Self-drive is at the pinnacle of automotive technology and one day it will change the way we live, just like the iPhone did. We watch this space with interest.