Re: Driverless Cars???
Well, for starters, who gets sued the first time someone gets hurt or killed in a driverless car? Reams and reams and reams of law will have to be written in all fifty states. There will have to be a massive readjustment of the insurance system, and the pathways through which massive amounts of money flow will need to be altered, and everyone will have his hand out. How will highways and streets have to be modified? How will consortiums between US and foreign tech and auto companies be organized? You're taking human judgements out of the equation, so who programs in the machine judgement? Will a new module have to plugged in when you cross over from California to Nevada?
This isn't the nice, neat, precise, well defined world of tech. This is the much more murky world of the streets, where one and one doesn't always add up to two.