Rise of the Machines

The new designated driver

The new designated 'driver'?
The new designated 'driver'?   

Leave the driving…to your car. As the quest for self-driving cars speeds up, engineers and automakers are programming cars to not only drive themselves, but also communicate with other vehicles, traffic lights and their environment. Will computers be better drivers than people?

From refrigerators to freight trains, CNBC's "Rise of the Machines" shows you how a new generation of connected machines can now speak to us, and each other. "Rise of the Machines" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9 pm ET/PT.

  • Melissa Lee

    Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”