And this is why I hate the idea of self driving cars. It's an insane amount of complexity to make a car self-driving. For a fraction of that effort (although a lot more pain an initial expense) we could lay down rails through every suburb and have automated travel cars. It would require a fraction of the processing power; even with you account for all the sensors to prevent the cars from running over little kids and such.
Self driving cars are an insane amount of effort on shit technology: cars! It's like Bitcoin. It's better money, but the problem is money is shit. We should be moving away from money entirely, not trying to make a newer version. You can put M&M and sprinkles on shit and it's still shit.
Public transport, better rails, better subways: all these things are absolutely necessary to keep us from destroying our planet. Whether you believe climate change is man made or not is irrelevant. Event excluding carbon emissions, all the other pollution that goes into our goods and transportation is excessive. Drastic changes need to be made, ten years ago, to keep us from running out of resources. All we do now is start more wars to get those resources, pushing back the inevitable.