So many buyers of Tesla models, particularly 3, are opting out of the fully integrated autopilot software option. Mind you it includes pre installation of full autonomous features operational at some future point. But not yet. These car buyers are saying they'll pass. Maybe that's wise based on trends in technology that suggest applications are often upgraded multiple times in a five-year cycle. Over life of a car lease or loan that could mean at least three generations of the Model 3 and or it's software applications like autopilot. Flipped Tesla's technology is proving a few steps ahead in a right direction. Idea of early install means seamless transition to full autonomy later. And that I am thinking as safety regulations and vehicular laws catch up with reality of driverless vehicles. Of course I'm going to need assurances. Here's where my personal story weighs in. What happens if systems fail? Requiring driver takes the wheel? For the blind there has to be some intuitive algorithms in the code. Commands, like those in planes, steer the car to nearest safest full stop location. It would necessarily have to anticipate a system or network outage. Being vision impaired an autonomous car ok'd by DMV restores the independence I treasured as a licensed driver. Those of you who have always been such imagine not being able to hop in your Tesla whenever you want. Having to depend on others or public transportation to get around. Constantly on someone else's clock and good graces. We do what we must but if now there's a way to make things right in our mobility world? Absolutely count me in. By the time I'm reserving my Tesla I'll be opting for that software pre-stall. It's key to my mobile independence.