NYT opinion piece questioning the need and value of self driving cars being pushed out of the Valley startups. Cities struggle with how to measure the benefits and impacts during the transition and how we should be developing policy to help smooth the transition and resettle affected
workers. Lots more to all this than just the tech aspects.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/opinion/google-wants-driverless-cars-but-do-we.html

Yes, jobs will be created by these new cars, but many will be lost. Millions of truck and taxi drivers will be out of work, and owing to the rise of car-sharing and app-based car services, people may buy fewer vehicles, meaning automakers and their suppliers could be forced to shed jobs.