I believe never is too strong a word. People throughout history who have said never have been proven wrong on many topics many thought man would never fly, others thought the horseless carriage would never replace the horse and we can go on and on. My son until a recent job change was an engineer at Ford’s power train facility in Dearborn and I was able to see and learn about some of the “driverless car” technology and I was admittedly skeptical and later became admittedly impressed. I believe these vehicles will be on the road, in certain applications. And that’s not a bad thing. The vehicles that are already being road tested in Dearborn are better and safer drivers than my 86 year old mother who thankfully recently gave up her car keys. She was much more a danger to herself and others than even the current autonomous vehicles and I am convinced these cars can safely get her to the grocery store or church etc. There are other applications these cars will be helpful or even desirable, ask anyone in LA who has over an hour slow commute in boring bumper to bumper traffic every day. All that being said I don’t see these cars replacing human drivers, at least I sure hope they don’t. I have way to much fun shifting gears on my 71 corvette to ever want that to happen!
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