According to findings from Cox Automotive, consumer awareness of driverless vehicles has skyrocketed and the desire for autonomous features is high. However, those who believe roadways would be safer if all vehicles were fully autonomous has decreased 18 percentage points in just two years.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested six models and found two of them excelled: The Cadillac XT5 and Subaru Outback earned a superior rating from IIHS for their ability to operate safely in reverse.
Not only will shop need to learn to explain advanced driver-assist systems to customers, but technicians must understand how to repair the ever-changing technology within vehicles. If not, they’ll put drivers everywhere in danger.
Frost & Sullivan expects a Waymo-powered, Level 5 autonomous vehicle, featuring complete connectivity, to become available to the public by 2025. With over 3 million miles of on-road testing of autonomous cars and an industry-first car without a steering wheel or pedals, Waymo could potentially help commercialize its autonomous technology earlier than its competition.