Will it be 6 or 60 years before the Level 5 (no steering wheel or human intervention) becomes mainstream? That is the question that Alain Kornhauser addresses at the WNAC-produced event on autonomous vehicles. He points out his efforts to educate the insurance industry about the savings they will reap from automation. In fact, those savings may be enough to pay for the extra automation.
Check out this video for an interview with an insurer of insurers:
Note, the image showing the number of deaths per year in the above video is courtesy of Michael Robinson of ED Design.