The driverless car fiasco reminds me of people asking me as a futurist whether cars will fly. I used to say No, but I found out that's the wrong answer. The correct answer is that they used to.
Yes, Henry Ford created a car that flew. The test pilot flew it from his house to his office at the Ford plant. Charles Lindbergh flew it, but it was so bad not even Lucky Lindy would fly it a second time.
Then the flying car crashed, killing the test pilot. End of flying cars. Will the driverless car end up the same way?