Can self-driving cars make it there

I was in my late teens or early 20s, I guess, having a conversation with a friend of mine about the viability of self-driving cars. This was long before Tesla was a company, so it was more a pipe dream at the time. Maybe we had just watched I, Robot, the one with Will Smith, and he had an autonomous car.

Anyway, my friend’s argument was that if we had a self-driving car system in place, all income from citations for moving violations, and maybe even parking, would become nill. The cities would no longer be making that money, and thus there’d be a large pushback from government entities who wouldn’t care to see such a movement come to pass.

While self-driving cars seem to be a little more possible, it doesn’t appear that they are really getting all that much support. And I can’t help but think that the reason why may just be what my friend proposed all those years ago.

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