Although there is an eventual possibility that autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles will be hitting the road in the future, a recent survey from the American Automobile Association (AAA) found that only 22% of consumers want auto manufacturers to focus more on creating autonomous vehicles.
A previous blog examined whether we will see fully autonomous vehicles on the road by the end of this year. Whether that is possible or not remains to be seen. But when these self-driving cars take to the road, there will be public safety and economic benefits, according to a distinguished think tank.
In his video message that was broadcast during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he foresees Level 5 cars, also known as self-driving vehicles, hitting the road before the end of 2020. “I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for Level 5 autonomy complete this year,” he said.