- Jun 4, 2013
Nope, the main barriers are technological & not legislative . Waymo are the world leaders in autonomous driving & have recently stated that level 5 (fully autonomous with no need for drivers at all) in all conditions, on all roads may never happen & is way beyond the horizon of current technology
And I'll take an automated car over a woman driver any day (joke but you know what I mean, people in general).
And that's not to say there will never be driverless cars. There may well be extreme cases where people are on stand by. But as a rule of thumb they will become mainstream. A computer in a car with all its gizmos in control knowing the weight, momentum, stopping distances etc I would say is safer than a person in snowy conditions. It will drive at a speed that allows distance and breaking measures at a controlled speed. Humans don't do that and such things are the root causes of most accidents.