Hmmm, so Google's plan for electric cars depends on people being completely open with their use of the cars, where the cars are, and basically not only being fully tracked, but also tracking and recording everything in the vicinity of where the car is and has been? And, of course, the government will have full access to the data any time they feel the need.
And this is going to actually take off?
Wow. Google has drunk their own kool-aid for sure, this time.
No, Google has seen how well voluntary crowd sourcing like Waze has completely changed the world of driving directions.
Now that Google owns Waze, they just wants to do the exact same thing, except this time let the computer do the driving. How is that so hard to understand?
People who expect self-driving cars to work better than humans without communicating with each other are just foolish.