Will self-driving cars solve your city’s traffic congestion? Survey says not any time soon

The report underscores considerable skepticism about fully autonomous vehicles — where no driver is required and the vehicle is integrated into normal driving conditions. A mere 8% of executives see it becoming commonplace by 2025. Moreover, only 19% believe that a fully automated environment — where the driving system handles all situations without monitoring, and the driver is allowed to perform non-driving tasks — will be routine by 2025. On the other hand, 87% of those interviewed believe partially automated driving, such as an expansion of today’s self-parking or lane change assist technologies will be commonplace by 2025.