Tuesday, July 12, 2016


For awhile I was mildly optimistic that while the self-driving cars would never really happen (not in the way people are predicting), it wouldn't matter much. Now I worry we're going to start setting transportation policy, including public expenditures, based on Vaporware. Yay us.
General Motors believes in autonomous vehicles as a safer mode of transport, and expects the technology to come more quickly than most people think, a top executive said Monday.

"There isn't going to be a particular moment or day when we see it -- it will unfold in a gradual way, but it will be a lot faster than people are expecting," said GM president Dan Ammann at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Colorado.

It'll be gradual, but faster than you expect. One day it won't be there, and the next day you'll be surprised at just how fast it still isn't.