The articles states that most municipal governments will NOT make this transition easy due to loss of revenues from decreased traffic/parking tickets not to mention these groups and their lobbyists (taxi, limo, truck, public transportation).
In CA, driver-less is legal because they have not made it illegal YET.
More importantly I think you are underestimating the impact of this will have on society, thus the lobbyists groups mentioned above and the fight-to-the-end mentality they will have once their job is in jeopardy.
As far as the winner of the driver-less platform is concerned, I think it is way too early to tell who will win because each have their strengths and weaknesses but we will have to see who teams ups with who.
I appreciate your thought on this hope to continue this discussion with everyone.
No matter who wins this space, it is an exciting time in history to be witnessing all these technological advancement!
What's next??? Cure for cancer, cure of all diseases? And much more in the horizon.