Americans will see autonomous vehicles (AV) operating by about 2020 in confined areas, with rollout of fully autonomous vehicles on roads and highways by the end of the next decade, according to witnesses testifying on Wednesday at a U.S. Senate field hearing in Washington, D.C., on automotive innovation and federal policies.

Although manufacturing witnesses Tim Kentley-Klay, CEO and co-founder of self-driving car startup Zoox Inc., and Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch North America, anticipate that timeframe, Randy Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation panel that deployment of fully autonomous vehicles will take “longer than many technologists believe.”

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