SELF-DRIVING CARS! ENGINEERS love the complex challenge they present. Entrepreneurs love the ambitious, long-term goals of making it easier for all people to get around safely. We at WIRED Transportation love writing about them. But right now, what are they for, really? In the weeks after a self-driving Uber hit and killed an Arizona woman, it’s hard to remember.
Our own Jack Stewart has something close to a solution: Autonomous developers need to figure out how to explain the point of these vehicles, in the near term, and it’s not saving the world.