Pilot. Autopilot. ProPILOT. Pilot Assist. Co-Pilot 360. Highway Pilot.

These are merely a handful of the name brands that automakers use to market driver-assist features available on new vehicles. The onslaught of new terminology is confusing drivers and causing misunderstandings over the nuanced differences in the capabilities and limitations of these systems.

"Somewhere in there, you'd think a pilot is involved," said Greg Brannon, director of automotive engineering and industry relations at AAA. "But indeed no, human driving is still involved."

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OVERHYPED? Few Realize That Autonomous Cars Involve Human Driving

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