Autonomous cars are happening.
Self driving cars are happening in part because humans are very poor at object recognition and rarely use the equivalent of a couple processors when driving. Most people drive with their brains completely disengaged or running multiple alternate programs. Autonomous software has a very low bar when it comes to killing fewer people on the roads.
No one wants privacy. The minority within your bubble do value privacy, those who have had it, experienced what it was like to live in a surveillance state and then a free state, those who have read and understand history, and those that can see the direction we are headed see privacy as fundamental, something well worth yelling about even dying for. All those people combined make up a tiny minority who if they tried to do something about it, are easily kept quiet. Even the conversations at this site are controlled, effective action from that minority is not happening and unlikely.
People do not care about basic rights. This was made very clear when the President of the USA announced that he, and a committee of his choosing, had the right, and had used that right, to drone kill American citizens he, and his committee, deemed worthy of such action. It is not possible to have a free society when the government can, without due process, drone kill citizens it deems a threat. People in the USA, around the world, said little, it wasn't even an issue in the last American election.
But my down vote was because you suggested people like to drive.
This is clearly false. Look outside your group and you'll find the vast majority of other drivers do not like driving. It shows in how they drive, and in their ignorance of driving and vehicles. Most believe speed kills, that it takes them hundreds of feet to stop from 60mph, and that most crashes are caused by drunk drivers not wearing seatbelts (or whatever the latest "safety campaign" is telling them).
Spend some time at a checkstop or blockade. From parents wanting to get to a soccer match, to truckers that just want everyone out of their way, to commuters driving with their brain off, you will have a hard time finding any drivers, anyone wanting to drive, anyone actually liking the current driving experience.
As a society, self driving cars are long overdue.