Very briefly, if only because the link leads to an article which takes a little reading but means a lot to many people in that it deals with cars and those of the future, might they be driverless?
Christian Wolmar is saying, along with others, that the hype we are getting about the driverless car of the future, no doubt more expensive and needing more servicing etc., is dangerous nonsense.
Given that our governments etc. of the 21st Century are prone to rushing at any new gimmick and buy any sales pitch that might look good in the media in the short term, and to hell with the long term and all the real costs, the risks are high.
I would not like to be in a car that is driverless, but given what some of our new taxi drivers are like, perhaps there might be a case.