I view the automated automobile as a godsend ~ for when I go blind at a minimum.
Google tested one of its cars by having it take a blind man to the grocery where he went in and bought a few things then came out to the car and went home ~ like normal.
I saw the Hand of God in that one ~ He does make his own prophets, even out of the stones on the ground if He wishes.
That's part of what makes the eventual loss of choice inevitable - computers really will be better than average drivers, so we'll welcome the technology as "saving lives".
I've been driving for nearly 30 years, so I'm not sure I'll ever be comfortable letting my car drive me instead of me driving the car, but it certainly will beat being homebound due to illness or old age.