As an applied mathematician and computer scientist, I am curious what percentage of the public would accept the conversion from using human-driven automobiles to self-driving automobiles. The necessary technology is clearly realistic. Let's assume, for the sake of simplicity, that the cost will be relatively the same. Here is just an initial list of benefits of my proposal:
- Prevention of DUI
- Prevention of accidents due to poor driving skills
- Prevention of traffic jams
- Potential to increase speed limits
- Freedom to focus on other things (child, eating, work, etc.)
Some of these even have benefits as a consequence, such as improved fuel efficiency as a result of fewer/no traffic jams. What support or opposition does anyone wish to provide?