In this column at the Daily Telegraph, I explain why so little progress has been made in autonomous driving, and ask – why did we ever think this was a good idea? There’s no evidence that consumers ever wanted them.
Demand for Autonomous Vehicles has come from people who talk about technology for a living, rather than do it: public officials, and future-gazers, largely. It’s an exercise only made possible by cheap money and a disconnect between engineering and public policy.
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