When these driverless cars work in Rome, I’m game. Until then, not.
Will autonomous computer-piloted automobiles change the world? Some say yes others say no. I’ve been known to have my doubts that they’ll clear regulatory hurdles, and Megan McArdle observes that the structure of personal injury litigation in the United States could be a major challenge. But she also points to the reason I’m fundamentally optimistic, namely that the United States isn’t an island.
She says that “If driverless cars happen, I expect they’ll be pioneered in Europe, and only grudgingly be adopted here.”