The main issue with having a program do all of the work for us is that there is even less interaction between people. There is already a huge dilemma with people being less outgoing because of social media; now people can ignore each other while in their cars, too?
Google has thought this idea through very well. All that is left for them to do is perfect the safety settings on these driverless cars and prevent hackers from attacking them. Safety is always a huge issue to people and that is what makes this their top priority. A crucial problem with the car is that in desperate situations that Google Chauffeur cannot process, control of the vehicle will automatically and immediately be given to the person in the car. This is incredibly dangerous as the person will be distracted and startled while the car is moving at full speed on the highway. Google definitely needs to come up with a way to prevent that from happening or at least make the program ease the driver into the right mind state before allowing the human to handle the car. Also, Google has announced that currently the driverless cars’ sensors are not functional during bad weather conditions and that they will be prioritizing this obstacle.