A step in the right direction. Take drivers out of the equation for driverless cars.
Driverless taxis. Padding on the front in case a pedestrian gets hit. Cars driving in trains at 100 miles an hour.
The dream gets a little closer. Once this no driver controls technology is shown to be safe the next step is to designate more and larger areas for this technology to be used exclusively. Mixing it in with human controlled cars is a recipe for lawsuits. Following larger implementations of driverless areas I’d like to see lanes such HOV lanes sequestered on highways for exclusive use of high speed driverless trains of cars ferrying commuters.
NYTimes: Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Steering Wheel or Brake Pedals