Autonomous-Car Proliferation Decades Away, U.S. Regulator Says

Autonomous-Car Proliferation Decades Away, U.S. Regulator Says

NHTSA head Mark Rosekind says it will take 20 to 30 years to cycle out older vehicles

By
Mike Spector
Updated Nov. 15, 2016 1:32 p.m. ET

Self-driving cars won’t dominate American roadways for decades given millions of older vehicles consumers own, the top U.S. federal highway safety regulator said.

Traditional auto makers, suppliers and Silicon Valley giants and startups alike are racing to develop autonomous vehicles. But there are roughly 250 million cars and trucks currently on U.S. roadways that are more than a decade old on average, highlighting potentially long...

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