Seriously, folks. Get over the dream of the future where we've all got our own automobiles (self-driving or just good old monkey-driven). That's a part of the current mass-fantasy that ain't gonna survive.
In Italy, I found that drivers do this trick where they look the other way, then enter the intersection. They know that you'll notice them looking the other way, so you have to let them in, because they are certainly not going to stop for you! They can't even see if you are stopping or not! How would you even program a car to handle this type of driving?
Plus, as other people have mentioned there are a TON of things you can do with driverless cars that you can't do with normal cars or normal public transportation. You could simply punch your destination in with your phone, have a car, or a bus come pick you up and drop you off while you just dial in your speed, privacy, expense settings and so on. You wouldn't even need to have your own car.
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