i have no idea when, or if that'll ever happen
the technology may actually already be there, or nearly there. but i'm sure this kind of thing is inevitably going to kick up all kinds of opposition from people worried about what happens when some ai car kills a person, and so on
and this of course despite the near certainty that such cars will never, ever, be anywhere near as deadly to others, as the the conventionally piloted, human driven cars, have always been. though yeah i'm sure the legal liability issues would keep some lawyers entertained
then there's the added expense of all this. or is that not an issue? are new cars all dirt cheap these days? it's been a while since i bought one. decades.
i think that yang character is right, in his book i mean, where he says you'd most likely see this in the trucking industry first, if it happened. well, he thinks it's definitely going to happen, like, real soon, but i'll wait and see on that front
he thinks a whole lot of truckers are going to get thrown out of their jobs by it. now i've seen truckers say, well there's all kinds of aspects to the job your ai box isn't going to be able to do, but i suspect it wouldn't be too difficult to find a few, relatively low paid (relatively very low paid) flunkees to handle those
but anyway, yeah who knows. hell we could all go up in radioactive flames next thursday.