Thought we should have a thread, especially after news came out today that an Uber Self-Driving Volvo struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, and it appears that it was the cars fault. In general, I'm skeptical of autonomous vehicles. A Mazda survey of their customers in December showed the majority aren't interested. Which I would agree, highway autonomy is one thing, but taking any semblance of control is ridiculous. Earlier this month, watchdog groups have urged Congress to actually take regulation seriously instead of just following manufacturer insistence that technology is safe and that it should be expanded. Auto executives have admitted their two year timeline (most manufacturers have targeted 2019 or 2020 as dates for release of fully autonomous vehicles that have and require no input from the driver). And there are plenty of skeptics who don't think it'll happen anytime soon if at all. On top of the technological issues, there is a myriad of ethical and legal issues (especially regarding liability).