Just having the ability to operate a self-driving car would require an education on the driver’s part, according to Teletrac.
While the computer takes over once the vehicle is operational, the driver would still be required to maintain some knowledge about how to operate it safely.2. The cost of implementing the new technology could be way out of reach for most Americans. Currently, the engineering, power and computer requirements, software, and sensors add up to more than $100,000.3. The most savings in terms of cost, time, and lives is going to come from when more people “opt in” to the service. If self-driving cars are not adopted widely, accidents can and will still happen.
4. The very security behind self-driving cars would be a major obstacle, especially because the technology would be of very high interest to hackers, as pointed out by the Guardian.5. In order for a computer to operate a vehicle, a lot of information would have to be stored on the software. Some individuals are concerned about the opportunity for a computer built into the self- driving car to collect personal data.6.
Even though there are concerns about the adequate nature of public transportation, self-driving cars would eliminate many jobs in the transportation sector, especially when it comes to freight transportation and taxi drivers. This could have a negative impact on the unemployment rate and the economy.7. A self-driving car doesn’t completely eliminate the likelihood of a car accident. In fact, there’s no legal precedent for how a case would be handled.