Google car ain't going anywhere.
Last week, we had an IPv6 transition seminar where I work, and the keynote speaker was none other than Vint Cerf.
His title of "Internet evangelist" is right - sorta like, I dunno, Pat Robertson.
He told us that the next iteration of google car will *NOT* have a steering wheel, brake, or gas peddle. I quote, "you might be in the back, drinking, or doing crosswords, and so you won't have the context if an alarm goes off, and you'll do the wrong thing".
Now, when I drive home, one road goes from two narrow lanes, with the center line going away to no center line, cars are parked on one side (there's a park on the other), and busses use this route. Go ahead, tell me that anyone's software can handle that road... and we're in a old, big suburb of Washington, DC.
mark "and I don't want *you* to have a flying car, either, since you'd crash into my second-floor bedroom"