Gentlemen and ladies,
Consider how driving skills have deteriorated in the last 10 or 20 years, and how distracted drivers are. The sooner self-driving cars are on the road, the safer we'll all be. Of course this doesn't apply to any of us who read the Forum because we're all super-drivers and nearly perfect. But, I still appreciate cruise control, anti-lock brakes, climate control, backup camera, heated seats, and many of the other "gadgets" we've come to expect on our vehicles. We're all driving cars/trucks that are loaded with electronics (more than we're aware of), and with few problems. It's not likely that you can even find a throttle cable on your car. A friend told me that the electronics in my hybrid car would fail after one or two years on salty, gunky Minnesota roads; now after 9 winters we're yet to have our first problem. By criticizing every new piece of technology, we're just showing our (old) age. Consider all you can do with your smart phone or whatever device you're looking at right now!