Experts have raised other concerns about self-driving cars, including their ability to handle extreme weather situations and having a firm understanding of human impulsivity (have you seen people cross the street in New York?). But obviously those are not as sexy to think about.
Does Kirk and CAVCOE (whose GeoCities-eque site is hopefully not correlated to their technical know-how) have evidence that this is the case? No. But you know it's true.
Fully autonomous cars that require next-to-no driver intervention are inching closer and closer to the marketplace. The Business Insider Institute even projects 20 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020.
This could really change your association of that "new car smell."
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