Based on findings from the J.D. Power 2012 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies StudySM
Autonomous driving functions, including steering and acceleration, are functions automatically controlled by a vehicle that require minimal human interaction in order to improve driving convenience or when there is an emergency.
The 2012 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study measures vehicle owners’ interest in three emerging semiautonomous driving technologies, as well as interest in a fully autonomous driving technology that is still under development.