About a year ago, I asked readers for their non-traditional ideas on solving the driver shortage. Trucks that drive themselves were suggested by more than a few, and they were only half kidding. Now it looks like they may get their wish.
The main push for autonomous vehicles is currently focused on automobiles, and the driving (or is that driverless?) motivation is safety. Despite air bags, ABS, crash protection standards and other safety mandates, motor vehicle acci