You usually don't celebrate that much that your rate of withdrawing funds from your bank account is at record high. Maybe quitting using this euphemism would help a tiny bit getting away from the damaging fossil fuel dependency
Ignoring the wishful thinking even for the occupants, there is still quite a risk being killed *by* that Volvo. Cars are quite a brutal way of travelling; tons of speeding steel that can make any object or person on the outsite flat by merely a moment of distracted driver.
Keeping human-guided vehicles at a speed safe for everyone (30 km/h perhaps?) and leaving high-speed to rail would be far better (also, the vehicles could be *far* lighter, cheaper and non-energi-guzzling). Yes, current society is quite car-centric, but that doesn't mean motor-cars everywhere is the most optimal choice. Compare this to a microsoft-centric computer market, and what it ought to be