Connected and autonomous vehicles are capturing headlines across sectors, none more
so than in the insurance industry and at times we could be forgiven for thinking that a
hands-off eyes-off car is just around the corner.
The reality is that while Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are certainly becoming more
widely adopted, we are unlikely to see truly driverless vehicles on our roads for about 15
Consumer confidence is key to the adoption of ADAS and a recent What Car survey found
that more than 50% of consumers would feel unsafe travelling in a fully autonomous car.
The fatal accident in May this year, involving a Tesla operating in autopilot mode, will
only reinforce such apprehension.