Self-driving cars might seem 100 years away when considering how to solve the insurance pickle,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Self-driving cars might seem 100 years away when considering how to solve the insurance pickle, but that's not stopping optimists like Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster from seeing the upside. The analyst cites the huge productivity gains and safety advantages that autonomous solutions could bring before making an exceedingly rosy forecast on the self-driving car timetable. Though the auto industry is beginning to increase their focus on R&D for self-driving technology, Google's passionate push in the area might have the efforts of interested automakers such as General Motors (GM), BMW (BAMXY.PK), Audi (VLKAY.PK), and Nissan (NSANY.OB) appearing small in its rear-view mirror.