The Wall Street Journal reports the obvious:
Co-founder Sergey Brin said Tuesday that Google is open to self-driving cars that can also be driven manually, or switch between the two modes.
“I don’t think we’re going to see [a world with] no human drivers anytime soon,” Mr. Brin told reporters at Google headquarters. “And I think there’s always going to be pleasure in being able to hit the open road and enjoy that.”
Open to self-driving cars that can also be driven? Open? Actually, you can bet your bottom dollar that whatever Google eventually markets as a “self-driving car” will come standard with everything necessary for it to be driven by its owner in exactly the way we all drive our cars today.
Why? Because very few people will buy them otherwise.