But Infiniti may soon leapfrog the competition with a crash program to add semi-autonomous features to most of its new models. These features will be added to new models as they are redesigned, Infiniti president Roland Krueger told Reuters in a recent interview. Infiniti is holding off on launching a fully autonomous car, though.Infiniti already offers a steer-by-wire system on the Q50 sedan, and this will form the basis for a system that allows cars to drive themselves under certain conditions on highways. Called Direct Adaptive Steering, it severs the mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the road, instead using sensors to interpret the driver’s commands and apply steering. That makes it a logical building block for autonomous driving, since it already allows the car to make control inputs independent of the driver.