While fully autonomous vehicles are not expected on the market until 2025, the ultimate goal is to take the steering wheel totally out of consumers’ hands and eliminate accidents altogether.
Will this transformational concept put an end to requiring a driver’s license?
“Once we have a car that will never crash, why don’t we let it drive?” said Nady Boules, GM’s director of autonomous technology development.
Even if the industry eventually wins the hearts and minds of most consumers, it also must establish the infrastructure that supports self-driving cars, including not only the technology but the necessary legal and liability frameworks — things that may takes years to put in place. In other words, hang onto your driver’s license!