Autonomous car technology Autonomous and connected cars of the future may be able to bring lawbreakers directly to the police. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When the term "bounty hunter" is used, most people immediately think of the popular reality television personality, who spends his time pursuing a diverse slate of fugitives across the United States. With the swift development and increasing popularity of autonomous vehicles (AV), at some point in the not-so-distant future, cars might be charged with the duty of bringing lawbreakers to the police, acting as a type of bounty hunter.

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