Self-driving cars do not mean the end of driving, or the end of automotive design, but just the opposite – your focus doesn’t have to be on the speedometer, the fuel gauge and the windshield.
Planes provide a great comparison: they can fly themselves today, but they still have pilots and controls, and there are still plenty of people who fly for pleasure.
Driving is drudgery a lot of the time, but people don’t want to relinquish the possibility of taking the wheel, Autotrader senior analyst Michelle Krebs says. “People want driverless performance when they’re commuting and maybe on long road trips, but they want the option to drive themselves.”
Read the article at Detroit Free Press.