$4 Billion US tax dollars for driverless cars
What stupidity! Let freaking Google and Amazon do it on their own if they think people actually WANT such vehicles or they would be economically viable.
Do you really want to give up control of your car to the government? Do you really want to make it possible for them to kill whoever they want, anytime they want, and call it an accident?
What about hackers, both foreign and domestic? There is no legitimate reason for every freaking thing to be connected 24/7/365 to some database for control, monitoring or nefarious purposes.
As far as I can tell, the public isn't clamoring for driverless cars, it is being pushed by those who would want to control us and promote socialism at the same time (they want a model of no one owning cars anymore but rather renting them on the fly). Why spend a single dime of tax money on such a thing? Let the free market work to either show such things up as being dumb ideas, or if embraced by a paying public, to become reality.