Re: Talking not just to me ...
It's the transition that will be tough, when you have a mix of humans and computers on the road.
An interesting point. But aren't we already in the middle of that transition? If you have a self-parking car, or a car with a backup camera or warning system, or a car that warns you about what lane you are in, you are on your way. By the time self-driving cars are ready to roll out to consumers, nearly all new cars will have these features standard. Many of the used cars on the road will have had them for a while.
By the time self-driving cars are on the road, most "human-driven" cars will really be driven at least part way by computers. What;s interesting to me is that the quest for the self-driving car is bringing it to us piecemeal as automakers perfect certain parts. Heck, we've been doing this since we started cruise control and anti-lock brakes decades ago. Humans are giving up parts of the driving equation with each new option they buy.