Guardian-type systems that protect drivers by intervention should spur acceptance of true autonomous technology. Christie Schweinsberg reports.

If you believe prognostications from automakers, greater levels of autonomous technology will begin flooding the market within a few years.

However, surveys show dealers and buyers already are overwhelmed with in-car technology, which includes infotainment features as well as safety tech that edges toward autonomy, such as lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

So how will drivers learn about the capabilities of even more advanced autonomous systems? “It seems to me this eventually will be integrated into driver education the same way other parts of learning to drive are,” Gil Pratt, CEO-Toyota Research Institute, tells media in a roundtable interview. This article first appeared in WardsAuto.

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