Re: The question to ask is whether self-driving trucks will ever be a thing.
The primary goal of autonomous vehicles is to increase productivity by reducing employment in the transportation industry. There is no money to be made in making fewer cars, the sharing concept was naive (to be kind). Which innocent to kill is similar nonsense; they will kill indiscriminately and at their discretion ( although I liked Alastair Dabb's kill the country musicians first). If driverless cars flow down to the individuals, it is more likely to be driven by commercial interests forcing non autonomous vehicles to be illegal; so that a container full of steaks isn't wasted when one of Musks monsters flattens a family.