Re: Ummm, no.
"If they think they can do the same thing they did with pilots with car drivers (ie. glue them into a seat with absolutely nothing whatsoever to do for hours, yet require them to react at the first sign of trouble) they're way more delusional than I thought they were."
Don't worry.. You are still the most delusional sweetie.
The whole idea has been to gradually introduce the automation systems. And it has been working just fine for ages now.
ABS is for whimps.. right? Not something a real manly driver like yourself would ever need. Because you know how to apply the braking system in just the right way from one vehicle to another to get it right first time every time.
You did actually practice this.. right? not just see some bloke do it on a test course on telly..
Power steering.. Not for you eh? As you take the wheel in your big manly hands, and force it to do your bidding.
Fancy a few quid off your insurance?
If your next car has one of those tailgating prevention things. You could get a discount, and a free meercat toy. Until they become mandatory in all new cars that is. At which point.. everybody gets a discount.
A system to stop you wandering over the dotted line.. Already here.
Automatic parking. Done.
Coming soon.. Faster motorway lanes for autonomous vehicles. Starting with delivery vehicles in a slow lane in convoys, but gradually becoming an auto only super fast lane.
We are already in the fly by wire age of driving.
In just a few short decades, the last curly haired denim wearing real men of driving will bellow in confusion, as they get driven to the hospital for their hip replacement by a driver-less minicab. Because nobody bothers to buy a car any more. They just hail one, and a few minutes later, one arrives. Takes you to your destination, and joins the spare vehicle pool.
And before you come back with the old "but people want to drive" nonsense..
Which day is baking day?