Well, that's what I want it for. YMMV. This isn't a single-issue situation, like most things that get presented in a black or white manner as you just did. I'm pretty sure the people at Google weren't sitting around thinking, "Hey, taxi drivers, right? How can we stick it to those assholes?"

The car companies are going to make what people want to buy, for the most part. See all of the current safety systems being added to cars now for example (the 2017 Corolla has automated braking and blind spot avoidance, for crying out loud). Safety is very much a driver (*ahem*) for automation.