By The Time Your Car Goes Driverless, You Won’t Know The Difference

There are a lot of steps, however, between Henry Ford’s Model T and Google’s autonomous Model X. Carmakers need to figure out how to make vehicle-to-vehicle communication work, prove the safety and reliability of new technologies, and make them cheaper. Google’s cars use tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of sensors. They also require a level of trust in the onboard computer that I, at least, find it difficult to muster. And let’s not forget the problems of insuring a vehicle without a driver.