Personally, I can't think of anything worse.
Sure, for some folks I seem to come across on a daily basis, it would be a great thing. Not only do they not want to drive but they aren't so good at it. But for folks like you and I, this could very well be a nightmare.
You see, for me driving is therapy. My daily slog to and from the office is a joyous occasion where I get to ramp up for a long work day and also wind down from ther previous 12 hour's intensity.
The idea of being whisked away while I could do something else is significant leap forward, especially when you consider what **may** be possible. Better efficiency, less infrastructure investments and a world where accidents may be a thing of the past.
YOUR answer really could go either way, but that leaves us wondering one thing:
Is the possibility of autonomous vehicles making up 75% of all vehicles sold by 2040 AWESOME or AWFUL?
The timeline for autonomous cars hitting the road en masse keeps getting closer. GM's Cadillac division expects to produce partially autonomous cars at a large scale by 2015, and the automaker also predicts it will have fully autonomous cars available by the end of the decade. Audi and BMW have also shown self-driving car concepts, with the former working with Stanford to pilot a modified TT up Pikes Peak. Meanwhile, Google is ripping along at its own rapid pace with a fleet of fully autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids that have logged over 300,000 miles. And the company has pushed through legislation that legalizes self-driving cars in Nevada. California is close behind, and Google has also been busy lobbying joyriding lawmakers in Washington, D.C.