It is possible we will enjoy the benefits of auto-piloted transport very soon. In as many as 30 locations by 2016? That might be optimistic, but here's a round-up of autonomous vehicle reports, lately.
Mercedes is on the forefront, including trying out a cool concept in San Francisco. More important than passenger traffic, what if package delivery were to be automated, not just by drones?
Of course, with Google in the mix, one naturally assumes the biggest company in the world would have a toe in the water, and it seems Apple is up to something.
Would autonomous driving lower insurance rates? Very possible -- as well as save lives, of course.
And the new industry will either ruin people's lives, or make us all rich.
UPDATE 3 March 2015
In Wired... we will want fewer cars...