Self-driving cars may be coming in 2020, but we’re nowhere near figuring out how to incorporate them into our everyday world. We don’t know how much to trust them with the thousands of split-second decisions that driving requires. We don’t how to behave as passengers or pedestrians. And, honestly, some of us just don’t want to give up control.

And yet, the the F 015 has captured the imagination in a way I'd normally have expected for a car like the Alfa Romeo 4C, a for-reals baby Ferrari that's the complete opposite: an adrenaline rush, not a German-engineered nap room. So think of the F 015 as an ambassador for autonomous driving. It inspires people to think about all these issues simply because they're excited about the car. 

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