The self-driving car that will never arrive

The Outline:

Optimism about self-driving cars has sustained a fever pitch for so many years, at this point, that some die-hard boosters of the concept would still insist it’s an inevitability. Countless journalists who have experienced, with their own bodies and two eyes, a self-driving car journey, have declared it the inevitable future.

But it hasn’t been a great six months for self-driving vehicles.

Obviously, the headline is (unnecessarily) hyperbolic but the issues discussed in the piece make a lot of sense. Self-driving cars will get here – that’s inevitable – but I don’t think it will happily nearly as fast as its proponents think or hope.