Opinion: Stop bashing self-driving cars

A headline-grabbing start to an autonomous vehicle testing program is raising fresh concerns about self-driving cars.

Since Waymo, a Google spin-off, launched its driverless car pilot program in 2017, more than 20 incidents of vandalism have taken place on these vehicles, according to the New York Times. From slashed tires to being run off the road, this heated public backlash is shining an intense spotlight on the cultural changes that lie ahead as Americans begin encountering this new technological phenomenon. But we must remember, disruptive change isn’t always bad.