Who would ever use a car that would drive by itself? Isn't the whole point of technology making life easier but still being in control? The whole point of human thinking is that if something is not always in him or her's control that they would not use it?
If I'm not in control about a situation I'd rather make the situation go away, and I would never use a car that would drive by itself because even if nothing were to happen to it, it makes me feel unsafe by knowing that if anything happens, I have no way to control it.
You enjoy sitting doing virtually nothing for hours on motorways/freeways or in traffic jams, scrunched up behind a steering wheel, without being able to put your feet comfortably or to shift your attention to something interesting, do you?
Me? Gimme a comfortable seat, without those bits of metal sticking out of the floor where I want to put my feet, and pass me a tablet.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Do you not see every day people who have no place controlling a tea trolley, much less a two ton lump of metal with a couple of hundred horsepower? Maybe you are a good driver, I don't know, but when I was commuting, the morons were everywhere, everyday.
Near blind, demented, drunk, asleep, on the phone, reading, disqualified, or just plain stupid - there are a huge number of people who shouldn't be in control, because they clearly aren't already!
Get used to it. A couple of years after it works, it will be illegal not to use "autodrive" control... and that will save a whole bunch of lives.
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