So these guys are in public operation now, delivering groceries in Phoenix and Chicago from Kroger stores with no driver on board.
It seems so smart to start this way. They're low speed on residential roads only and carrying groceries instead of people. A remote pilot can monitor and take over in case of something unexpected. This seems like it's 100x simpler to solve and a good way to get the public comfortable with autonomous vehicles. Here's what they look like in operation:
Would you use one if it were in your area? Would you be afraid or object to them?