December 23, 2014

OLR Backgrounder: Autonomous Vehicles

Although autonomous vehicles (AVs) may seem futuristic, the reality is that the technology that makes it possible for vehicles to operate without a driver is very close to maturity and commercial introduction. Every major automaker is engaged in research in this area and AVs are predicted to be commercially available in five to 20 years.

A new OLR report provides answers to several questions about AVs, which are generally defined as vehicles with the capacity to self-drive without being actively controlled or monitored by a human operator. 

Click here to read the full report.