It’s true but remember this isn’t 1905. Introducing something new rightly comes with certain expectations that weren’t there 110 yrs ago.
It’s a new product. Just because death bombs on wheels are grandfathered in through tradition, that doesn’t mean the new guy gets to slip by too.
It’s a new product though. It’s more than adding cruise control.
As a helper app, self-driving will be fine. As a stand alone app, you’re introducing an alien (unfamiliar) species to the road.