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The bloom is coming off the rose when it comes to expecting self-driving vehicles to zip around in large numbers. In fact, a new survey of experts in the auto and tech industries by J.D. Power shows the challenges of perfecting self-driving vehicles will keep autonomous vehicles from taking off anytime soon.
“It’s going to be around that decade-plus before that is going to be an option for consumers to purchase a self-driving vehicle,” said Kristin Kolodge, executive director, driver interaction & human machine interface research at J.D. Power.
Working with SurveyMonkey, J.D. Power polled more than 5,000 auto and tech experts as part of its first Mobility Confidence Index. The goal: measure what automotive and tech industry insiders think about the future of self-driving vehicles and compare those results with the opinion of more than 5,000 consumers who were also questioned at the same time in late June and early July.