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Self-driving cars have entered the peak phase of their hype cycle, according to Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies report, released earlier this week. Gartner’s hype cycle measures the public’s expectations for emerging technologies as they are developed and adopted. After reaching its peak hype point, a technology enters the disillusionment stage, the point in which it fails to meet consumers’ original lofty expectations. The technology then regains promise, when it becomes more widely deployed and integrated with other technologies.