Now a days, we are reading very much about automated features in cars or I would say an automobile but here I am more interested in self-driving cars - Word itself sounds amazing, right?
But to me, I think here we are changing the basic definitions of "Driver" to just an "Operator". With this change, we need to think about various parameters but most importantly "Control". Now we will be just a observer and computer programs or algorithms does the rest. Such technologies are well established in aerospace as 'fly-by-wire" but in automobile these are semi automatic implementations with humans in loop.
This looks very soon as the general phenomenon as algorithms are maturing to the safety level.
Just my quick thoughts!