The main issue for self-driving vehicles is who -- or what -- will ride in them.
Numerous studies show that most consumers are hardly clamoring to trade in their personal driving experience to ride in a self-driving vehicle.
The more logical start for self-driving or autonomous technology is to move or deliver things.
Now a Chinese company is moving forward along those lines, starting mass production of self-driving delivery vans.
Neolix started production Friday with plans to deliver 1,000 of the vehicles to customers including Huawei Technologies and JD.Com, according to a report in Bloomberg.
“Driverless cars will change the world, just like the shift from the carriage to the automobile,” Neolix founder Yu Enyuan, 45, told Bloomberg. “I have been looking for something that is worth fighting [for] with everything I have and what I am doing now is that.”
More than 100 of the vehicles, which cost about $30,000, have been tested in enclosed areas.
In the U.S., Kroger is delivering groceries in self-driving vehicles from Nuro while Amazon and others are looking to deliver packages by drone.
Meanwhile, American motorists drive on.