The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (in US) defined five different levels for self-driving cars, ranging from complete driver control to complete autonomy. Here's a primer.
Between the buzz over self-driving cars at CES 2016 and the Obama administration's announcement to invest almost $4 billion in autonomous vehicle research over the next 10 years, the race to create the best self-driving car has never been hotter.
And, the rise of self-driving cars is going to have a major impact on businesses and professionals. Automated vehicles could replace corporate fleets for deliveries or transporting employees, for example. And workers could gain productive hours in the day by working instead of driving during daily commutes. It is also poised to completely change the car insurance industry by reducing accidents—a new report predicts that accidents will drop by 80% by 2040.
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KPMG Report on "Automobile Insurance in the era of autonomous vehicles"