More autonomous driving technologies are on the way, but fully autonomous vehicles at the mass market level aren't projected for the foreseeable future, experts said Tuesday at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2013 World Congress.

"2025 is the timeframe where we see cars driving themselves," said Christian Schumacher, head of Continental Automotive's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for the NAFTA region, echoing the rough timeline for fully autonomous vehicles projected by most in the industry.

But semi-autonomous vehicles, with technologies such as pedestrian recognition and traffic jam assist — where radar and camera technology help a vehicle keep pace with other vehicles and provide automated steering control to maintain lane presence — may be just a handful of years away.


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