Watched some of this week's Horizon about fully autonomous cars. The tech is there, the software is within sight but there are still huge problems to overcome. I give it ten years, not the four some are saying.
I can see how a car can maintain it's distance and stay in lane but I'm not sure how one would cope with the kind of side road where cars are parked wither side so only room for one car to pass and cars coming the other way, then crossroads on such roads and the joining busy traffic at the end. And all with no input from the "driver". Needless to say, I won't give way to an autonomous car
I suppose it may be that the autonomous part would only work on main roads and so on. There just isn't an AI capable yet, and when there is it will be looking to take over the world. Elon Musk said so.
I've taken a little bit of a shine to the US Junkyard Empire. They seem pretty skilled.