Too many people seem to think, with the advent of autonomous vehicles, that there will suddenly be no drivers. This couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, the task of the driver will be relegated to be more akin to an operator but they will still be there. Look at passenger jets as an example, they can takeoff, fly, and land themselves with pretty much NO input from the pilot. The pilot is there to make sure the proverbial s*&t doesn't hit the fan and in the event it does he can take over. Are there still airplane crashes and problems? Sure. What's the most dangerous aspect of travelling via air? Driving to and from the airport.