Google’s driverless cars are now legal in Nevada.
Yes, I know that Google had one of their driverless cars go from S.F. to L.A. on twisty Route 1 along the coast and it performed wonderfully. Further, this technology might well save lives.
But, having thousands of driverless cars speeding around on, say, Los Angeles freeways during rush hour is tempting both Murphy’s Law and the Rule of Unintended Consequences. Because something terrible will eventually go wrong. Yes, it will. And it will be ugly.
This also seems a fine way for governments to track everyone all the time, because all the driverless cars will be communicating with each other and with their mothership at traffic control.