Most autonomous vehicles have been tested out in city environments, where tech companies like Google can build intricate 3D maps that lay out the exact position of every lane, curb, off-ramp, and street sign.

But what about areas with less definable features, like country roads or a desert?

An MIT-developed “MapLite” framework allows autonomous cars to navigate roads – with just GPS and sensors as a guide. Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.

What do you think? Do you trust self-driving cars on country roads?

What do you think?