Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

Now, as Google and other companies work to create self-driving cars, there’s a concern in the industry. This is the question. Will people be comfortable getting inside? Would you put your child in a car without a steering wheel? The very idea makes many of us nervous. But every new automatic device that enters our lives, from automatic doors to escalators, has had to face this awkward moment where people are skeptical and maybe scared. Steve Henn from NPR’s Planet Money podcast has one example we hardly think of anymore.