Submitted by Hammonddave on Mon, 2018-08-06 06:52
I don’t think so... Reading about how Google maps and the Garmin GPS do not integrate well, the general distrust that Americans have for driverless technology, and the litigious attitude among Americans will keep the DOT from allowing driverless cars or full AP on the roads.
When I ordered my S I found it silly to pay any money for possible “future” full self-driving automation. Yes, we know that Tesla already has the capability of self-driving in our cars... but we also know of the handful of fatal accidents due to AP errors. When I engage the AP in my car for lane and vehicle following I don’t need the car to remind me to grab the wheel. I am alert and ready to take over at any moment. People who feel that they can trust their and their family’s lives on this current technology are not only foolish, they are endangering innocent lives.
The American public will not allow driverless trucks to barrel down their highways without years and years of testing and proof that nothing will ever go wrong. Yes, you can point to statistics about tired truck drivers falling asleep and causing accidents, but that is different from a ghost runaway truck causing horrible accidents.
Will in eventually happen? Probably... but not in the foreseeable future.