Look, many experts say that Level 5 (highest level of autonomy) will be difficult to accomplish for a very long time, if ever.
Expect Level 3 operating in city traffic, Level 4/5 out on the open road (to aim for).
Technology tends to change a product’s format.
Take the smartphone for instance — it’s sleek and weighs next to nothing. That ought to have rung a bell.
The chances of untapping what many consider to be a multi-billion new market and industry are greatly enhanced
by optimizing the vehicle format before any technology goes in.
If the self-driving technology works adequately on a SUV, it may work great on a smaller/sleeker vehicle.