Despite substantial recent progress by the industry, new research from MIT contends that fully automated driving systems with no safety driver onboard will take at least a decade to deploy over large areas.
This transition will happen first in regions with favorable weather and infrastructure; winter climates and rural areas will experience still longer transitions.
The brief, “Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility, and Employment Policy: The Roads Ahead,” examines the future of autonomous vehicles. The brief contends that expansion will likely be gradual and will happen region-by-region in specific categories of transportation, resulting in wide variations in availability across the country.
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