Chris Urmson, a capo del progetto della self-driving car a Google, ha detto che probabilmente arriveranno prima per quelli che abitano in città soleggiate (dato che hanno ancora problemi con la pioggia) e in città con strade molto larghe:
Not only might it take much longer to arrive than the company has ever indicated—as long as 30 years, said Urmson—but the early commercial versions might well be limited to certain geographies and weather conditions. Self-driving cars are much easier to engineer for sunny weather and wide-open roads, and Urmson suggested the cars might be sold for those markets first.
Urmson put it this way in his speech. “How quickly can we get this into people’s hands? If you read the papers, you see maybe it’s three years, maybe it’s thirty years. And I am here to tell you that honestly, it’s a bit of both.”