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US gasoline demand unthreatened by driver assistance

New technologies that provide assistance for drivers have proved slow to penetrate the US market

A General Motors announcement last week that a driver-assistance (DA) system known as Super Cruise would be available on a range of upcoming models was widely seen as a strategic retort to Tesla’s DA system—known as Autopilot. But Super Cruise, which works only on the largest highways, is a reminder of just how far the US remains from reaching full autonomous capability.  “AV technology development an extraordinary grind” Krafcik, Waymo Neither GM, Tesla nor Ford—which also announced a similar system this week, known as Blue Cruise—have designed fully autonomous systems, and fully smart cars that seriously dent gasoline demand are likely to be a few years away. Autonomous v



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