I just watched the first episode of "The Last Motorcycle on Earth" on Amazon Prime this evening and it offers some interestimng viewing as it explores current topics revolving around the introduction of autonomous vehicles.
The story begins three years from today. The Department of Transportation and the Internal Revenue Service have been enlisted to service a new law that will ban all private motorcycles in one year, and all private motor vehicles in 10 years to allow safer, cheaper better autonomous vehicles total access to all roadways, private and public.
One of the main characters is a 50 ish motorcycle rider who owns a repair and restoration shop for antique motorcycles. His son is a major executive in the firm licensed by the IRS to purchase ALL existing motorcycles and arrange for their destruction, and the harversting of their raw materials - metal, plastic, rubber etc. The executive travels in a private jet airplane and is very enthusiastice about the increased safety of autonomous vehicles, and sees no significant loss to society by the ban of private vehicles....
The reviews are highly mixed and there are legitimate reasons for less than stellar reviews. Electric motorcycles are not even mentioned - but one of the reasons hinted at for the legal removal of motorcycles is that some riders are not predictable or reliable in traffic or safe to surrounding vehicles - and must be removed to allow autonomous vehicles to be safe..... The hint is that the source of power, petroleum or battery is not really the issue, but the rider themselves.
In this vein I recently read a book, "Why We Drive" by Mathew B Crawford which explores the impact autonomous vehicles will have on our freedom to drive as well. Some folks are not going to be happy to be required to sit back and leave the driving to the bot.
The second and third episodes in "The Last Motorcycle on Earth" are not up yet, so I only saw the first one, but it offers some interesting things to contemplate.
@Chris this series may get some discussion by riders, I suspect.
Great drone scenery shots near Missoula as well.