Well...lets see...they have been around for 30 years now, and were the first application of technology outside of engine management, and electronic fuel injection.
If you are of a certain age you surely remember that ABS was developed by Bosch and Mercedes-Benz, and was exclusive to Mercedes-Benz for a couple of years.
As you would expect they were available on the top of the line 500SEL of the time, and it took a while to explain what ABS brakes did, and how to use them..."with your foot on the brake steer out of trouble". Like many new "things" there were adopters, and detractors.
Even before the Internet there were a ton of articles on ABS brakes at the time.
Agreed the technology of ABS brakes spawned traction control, stability programs.
Today its considered a normal feature on all vehicles.
What do ABS brakes have to do with "autonomous vehicles"?
The fully autonomous vehicles will be the more expensive versions of models offered by various manufacturers. Again there will be adopters and detractors, you can sense that one coming, and with the Internet there will be a "ton" of commentaries.
Imagine sitting in the back seat of the top of the line model from manufacturer XYZ commuting to work, or a meeting, and no one is driving.
Think about countries on this planet where folks that can afford luxury vehicles, do not drive them, or sit in the front seats. The focus is on the back seat...reflect on this for a moment.
In all of this, some folks are still wondering what ABS brakes do...