Re: Missing Stuff
@TerryB- You raise a lot of questions. One at a time. I assume the little old lady becomes less of a problem if she has lane assist and stop and go driving assist. But to be fair, from all the studies I've seen the little old lady is less of a problem than those trying to drive faster than the traffic aroudn them. As they weave in and around slower traffic, they force others to correct their speed. that causes a wave effect.
If everyone would just hangout in a lane and drive the speed the traffic is going, we'd have fewer problems.
As for NASCAR, it seems like personality drives the sport. I would imagine watching robot driven cars wouldn't be nearly as fun. I think they call that Formula One. :)
No, seriously, I would assume that this technology will only be introduced as saftey becomes an issue. There's no point in teaching a car to change lanes for a driver, but one that took over in case of an accident might not be a terrible thing.
As for DWI, I think none of that matters until we get fully driverless cars. Since the cars until then will require a driver for some aspect of the driving, you still have to stay sober. As soon as we go driverless, you are just riding. I assume the MADD people will get jobs for another good cause.