Neil Lyndon:

Driverless cars might sound as boring and lacking in human interest as a ski-lift but there are two reasons to welcome the news that they are just around the corner.
 One: the subject of cars might again be allowed in mixed company and in the same breath as books, music, films, restaurants, sports, politics, houses, schools, travel – any of the topics in which men and women might both be equally interested.
 Two: by the same token, it might finally mark the end of Top Gear and the tedious, trying, belittling picture of masculinity communicated by that Cub camp carnival.