If the car has a glitch and kills someone, is it the car's fault or yours?
I generally have little use for the f***ing things, but IMHO self driving cars have exactly TWO killer apps... long distance commuting, and self-owned uber service. Look at your phone? f*** that shit... I want to sleep another hour and a half on the way into work, etc. You can also do a bunch of other stuff if you don't have to pay attention to the road anymore. Also if the car is responsible for its operation somehow, that means I can stir up a drink in the back and light up a cigar and just zone the f*** out while it slogs through traffic. It's like having a chauffeur but not having to pay for them, and they're on call all the time. You could also do stuff like tell the car to go park itself in tinbuck 4 after it drops you off in boston, etc. Then as you're finishing up dinner or whatever you tell the car to start coming back like 10-15 minutes before you need it and eventually the car appears, you press some button, it unlocks, you get in, press another button and it drives you away...
Well, there is a THIRD app... that is kind of a big deal.... independent transportation for the blind, elderly, disabled people... For people who can't physically drive or walk long distances due to limitations this stuff is a pretty big deal. It would literally be life changing for many of them.