Autonomous Driving Faces Big Questions In 2017: Here Are 5 Of Them

Thu, Jan 5, 2017 1,447

Autonomous driving has come back from the future, and is now firmly entrenched in the present. But just how much is this automotive revolution still leaving to the imagination?

While some people eagerly await fully autonomous transportation, there are sobering reminders that the technology still has a ways to go.

“We’re not even close to Level 5 (autonomous driving capability),” Gill Pratt, head of Toyota’s research institute, said at this week’s conference at the Consumer Electronics Show, via Futurism.

While most automakers’ long-term goals are to produce vehicles with Level 5 autonomy, in the short-term autonomous driving faces very real hurdles and questions.

We made a list of five of the biggest questions the autonomous driving industry faces in 2017.

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