Politics begins to steer driverless car’s future

“Thousands of situations on city streets that would have stumped us two years ago can now be navigated autonomously,” wrote Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving cars project.
But the wicked problems are starting to pop up as well, from state legislatures to Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley. And there is an ideological divide over one particular question:
Should hands-free cars get a hands-off government?