At this point it is hard to tell. Remember the public outrage when genetically modified cars were first introduced? The fear is that it could happen here as well.
Professor Graham Braithwaite's article "Going driverless: can self-driving cars gain public trust or will they be derailed?," states
"Driverless vehicles could cut road deaths, reduces congestion and even help elderly people. But without investment and trust, they face a bumpy ride."
The social benefits of self-driving vehicles are tremendous. You would think this is a slam dunk. Think again!
Professor Graham summed it up this way.
"If we can deliver well developed, safe technology, policymakers and the public will then be able to feel more confident about going driverless."
You can find the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/nov/14/can-self-driving-cars-gain-public-trust