If Musk's goal is achieved - how fast do you think regulators and or legislators will respond in actually *mandating* all new cars be equipped with capabilities on par with autopilot 2? The ability to eliminate fatalities will come much faster than anyone anticipated. I mean, I'm a libertarian by nature but even I would consider a law that says "any new car sold must have FSD equipment" to be one worth considering. From there it's only a short leap to outlawing human operation of any newly sold vehicle. I hate big brother. But the idea of never being rear ended or side swiped is quite appealing in traffic choked California. This speculation is not new, but outlawing human drivers used to be a far off possibility. The time table has been accelerated. If Musk succeeds he will have shown that we do not need elaborate and expensive infrastructure schemes, or even vehicle to vehicle communication standards. After the software is finished we need only a few sensors and a cheap graphics card to cut the risk of death and the expense of accidents to nearly zero. That's bigger than the seatbelt. That's a pretty compelling argument for regulations that mandate the use of autonomous systems sooner rather than later. You could even mandate the use (not just the inclusion by the manufacturer) of the systems with exceptions allowed only for emergency corner case intervention and driving on private property. Or, I suppose, mandate that cars don't let people crash. You can drive manually until the computer decides you're doing something stupid and then it takes over. Say what, little automaker? You don't have the tech? Gosh I guess you'll have to license it from - say - Tesla.