Trillions Will Depend On Whether Driverless Cars Require Human Drivers

Into whose pockets these car-related trillions will flow in a driverless car future depends greatly on one question: whether or not driverless cars will require human drivers.

… All are pursuing driverless strategies that augment rather than replace human drivers. A spokesman for Tesla, which plans to introduce an “autopilot” capability this summer, reflected the industry zeitgeist when he told the New York Times: We’re not getting rid of the pilot. This is about releasing the driver from tedious tasks so that they can focus and provide better input.