Greatly missed opportunity.
5 years ago was the time to start planning the open interfaces these vehicles will need to communicate with traffic control centres, each other and indeed other road users.
Can you imagine the problems that will arise when twenty different vehicle manufacturers arrive with their own systems and a cyclist is forced to pay for an iCar avoidance system before using a bit of road Apple has bribed some town council for test purposes. Or BMW demand a right to overtake and cut in when they feel like it. Or Uber thinking its OK to switch off most of the lidar because they are too keen to get rid of drivers asap.
The potential benefits of driverless vehicles is massive if they can be forced to co-operate with each other and other road users from day one for the benefit of all and not just whoever turns up first with a half cocked system and enough backing to buy a monopoly of something.
The government (and many others) will be on the back foot and end up providing well sub optimal interface protocols because they will be bullied into it and have no f'ing idea of the shit they will be dumping on us.