Let's all live in the Dark Ages, get Bubonic Plague and die!
Or: "I just hope all this tech isn't bringing on a generation that can't actually park their own car unassisted." Why stop there? Let's go back to typewriters and tippex. Let's go back to leeches and saws. Let's go back to powder and muskets.
I mean, how much longer are people going to keep trotting out this kind of thing every time the Reg has an article mentioning motor vehicle automation? Nothing personal, but on principle, WHY? Just WHY?
For fornication's sake this is a *technology* website? You know? Where boring, speculative, fiddly, repetitive tasks - such as road safety and car control - are offloaded to far more suitable hardware than a human brain.
I got my full UK driving licence the hard way, but if I could have taken a simplified test entitling me to drive only semi-automated vehicles, I would have. Yes they are expensive now, but prices will come down over time.
Humans walk instinctively, with a little bit of thinking. That, ideally, is how driving would be.The government should extend the automatic car licence paradigm, reduced entitlement if you pass your driving test in an automatic, as technology marches on. The day we can throw our licences in the bin and tell a clever car where to go can't come too soon!
Let the military have "real" driving, they're welcome to it :)