Re: Pointless and expensive technology
Sadly AC has it right.
Being forced by your car to sit attentively so it will work is going to be the newest circle of hell.
Too tired to drive? Bad luck. Disabled & can't drive? Bad luck. Not sitting & passing the twice per second "paying attention" eye tracking check? Bad luck. No "auto" driving for you!
Even better, take control yourself, touch 31mph, get automatic tickets from the black box.
It really is going to be the most horrendous of futures.
And that's before you factor in the fact that *every single vehicle you see* could be a reprogrammed kill-bot, actively looking for your number plate in order to crash/ram/crush.