For me, stuck behind a truck at 80mph with another up my bum and blocked in by a third is horrible enough.
The knowledge that one or other or all three has no driver would freak me out.
But here we have Uber giving away 1% of its equity (valued at a fantastic $680 million) plus 20% of any profits it makes from trucking, to acquire a six month old start-up based in a garage south of Market in San Francisco which retro-fits self-driving kit onto trucks.
To be precise the company, Otto, has so far retro-fitted five trucks.
Otto has 90 people and they must be incredibly clever to be worth $680 million because the company seems to have few other assets apart from the algorithms they have developed to translate the data from the sensors they install on trucks into driving instructions.
Well it’s hot, it’s August, we’re talking about wacky Californians, Uber lost $1.3 billion in H1, it all seems a bit mad and maybe everything will work out OK in the end.
I just hope none of these brainless beasts is coming to a road near me anytime soon.