Significant Design for Reliability (DfR) methodology challenges are created with the integration of autonomous vehicle technologies via applique systems in a ground military vehicle domain. Voice of the customer data indicates current passenger vehicle usage cycles are typically 5% or less (approximately 72 minutes of use in a twenty-four hour period) . The time during which vehicles currently lay dormant due to drivers being otherwise occupied could change with autonomous vehicles. Within the context of the fully mature autonomous military vehicle environment, the daily vehicle usage rate could grow to 95% or more. Due to this potential increase in the duty or usage cycle of an autonomous military vehicle by an order of magnitude, several issues which impact reliability are worth exploring.