It’s “game over” until enough crashes happen on autopilot. Like space tourism, it is a fragile new market.
I say that as someone who wants to see driverless cars and electric cars succeed. We need both. Yet there’s this Gartner hype-cycle moment at play here. We will need to see how liability, insurance, and legal obstacles are overcome when you make that robotic car start making money for you.
My state is now (in my opinion, correctly) regulating Airbnb operators. It will happen to every owner of driverless car who puts the car to work and earns money. Bank on that.