Notwithstanding the ethical debate that I alluded to earlier this week, it is worth highlighting that not all of the tech investment in the automotive industry is focusing on autonomy...

Google maintain their position that humans are the biggest danger on the road (and as a former motorcyclist I find it hard to argue), but perhaps part of the disconnect some groups have with autonomous vehicles stems from a love of driving. With major manufacturers (like Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Honda, VW, Audi, Citroen, GM, Mercedes, Ford, Hyundai, Mazda - to name but a few), investing in technology to aid drivers rather than replace them, the reality of roads populated only with autonomous vehicles is likely a long way off.

Insurers continue to have an important role to play in the development of safer vehicles, and the knowledge and data they are able to share will likely remain a major catalyst for technological advancement in the automotive sector.

I personally hope we still be able to get the thrill of applying pressure to the accelerator pedal of a powerful vehicle for years to come.