Christopher A. Hart, chairman of the transportation safety board, recently said self-driving cars had great potential BUT the cars may be "challenging" for "drivers who are not highly trained and may be fatigued or distracted," according to a story in the New York Times by Neal E. Boudette.
I thought being fatigued or distracted or "not highly trained" (e.g. elderly, children, those without a driver's license) was the Whole Point of the self-driving car. Yes, we will have a self-driving car. No, it will not replace trains and trains will replace automobiles for 80% of the people travelling 80% of the time.
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