Despite Concerns, Execs On Self-Driving Car Bandwagon

By Linda Chiem (October 24, 2017, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The biggest obstacles to the growth of self-driving cars in the U.S. continue to be safety concerns and the potential reluctance of consumers to adopt automated driving systems, according to a survey of automotive executives and other stakeholders released Tuesday.

Just behind the safety and consumer readiness concerns are the lack of a regulatory framework, questions about capabilities of the new technology, cost, and cybersecurity or privacy issues, according to the survey conducted by Foley & Lardner LLP.

The law firm's 2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey found that automakers, suppliers and technology companies are forging ahead in spite of...

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