Humans can hit hundreds of pedestrians in just a couple of months... meh... a self driving car hits one pedestrian in 2 years... boom!!! ... the media will react the same way they do when Apple sells 10 less iPads than was expected.
I see that Ballard fuel cell tech and the deal with Volkswagen is in the news today.
I agree... and I've driven some very nice cars... but I've always enjoyed mass transit, although I'd much prefer to be chauffeured... so, whether there was a driver in the front seat or not, I think it would be just great. :-)