I have yet to see a law that excludes people from liability in a self driving car. There are still manual controls. I never claimed that the driver was a passenger, I claimed that even if the car was self driving they are currently still a legal driver.
You haven't seen such a law yet. Not a surprise since we don't even have any vehicles on the market at this point.
Now if you want to start citing laws that have been passed that absolve a driver of responsibility when the auto-pilot turns... Oh wait, you probably can cite no law on the books so I won't wait.
No, and I can't cite laws on responsible use of teleporters or home cloning tanks either. But that's because the law is almost never written in anticipation of technology.
Yeah, there is absolutely no precedent set for this is there? Wholly fuck go read a Newspaper or something, then cram your ad hominem right on up your asshole.
You are tossing around fantasy land scenarios to scare people about cars. Tracking and spying on people is one thing, but locking them in a box and whisking them away to somewhere they don't want to be preys on several common phobias. No one would stand for it -- not at least until the frog's been warming in the pot for a much, much longer period of time.
(P.S. I don't think you actually know what an ad hominem attack is. Google it.)