If you could buy a driver-less car today, you would pay an additional $100,000 for all the sensors. This technology might make sense for trains, but not for cars.
Driver-less cars are being tested and all the sensors are on the car. That’s good news for taxpayers who won’t have to pay for putting sensors on the roads and highways.
You can't buy a fully autonomous car yet. Such vehicles are only allowed on the roads for testing purposes right now. And chances are, you couldn't afford one yet anyway. Adding driver-less technology to a car would have increased its cost by $70,000 to $100,000 in 2014.
If the technology proves out, it should be adopted for trains to stop the train crash plague.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader