Re: New technologies
The insurance and liability issues around driverless cars are probably enough to get them delayed on anything but closed highways or used for specific purposes.
Insurance companies hate it, no doubt. Federal regs have to be changed or added, and individual state laws will all have to be sorted. It's disruptive, among other things.
Issues of liability, infraction, ownership, operation (yes, you do have to know about how it works), all have to be parsed in ways other than for traditional passenger vehicles.
That's why I suspect the first use of the technology won't be on the open roadways.
It's about as complex as the "legalization" of cannabis in Colorado, when it is still an "illegal" federal drug. Many many issues to be sorted - all with economic, industry and personal implications.