While self-driving cars exist in CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, they are not functionally absent in the player’s experience. Elon Musk tweeted his criticism of the game’s vehicles, responding to an old tweet about the delayed Patch 1.2, adding that the game’s vehicles should also be electrified by 2077.
While the Delamain AI cabs of the game are supposed to be self-driving, catching a ride in the game causes V to have to take the steering wheel as soon as he gets inside. Considering how many issues the game’s vehicle and traffic systems have, bad parking jobs cause endless traffic jams and cause cars to turn down the road at the slightest touch, probably best for the AI not being able to control a vehicle while in V.
As for Musk’s other criticism, it’s not clear whether the cars in Cyberpunk 2077 are powered by electricity or liquid fuels, the game doesn’t make it clear either way. Although Musk says Cyberpunk knows some of his current work with Neuralink in brain-machine-interface technology, it is clear that Tesla did not see his work with Tesla reflected in his vision of the future, despite the rumors that Cybertruck would do.
The game’s major 1.2 update has been delayed, with developers recently citing a data breach and the extent of the patch as reasons for the delay. This doesn’t think a problem as big as Cyberpunk’s driving AI will be resolved that soon, but thanks to the future patches of Cyberpunk 2077, it may be possible for V to get into a driverless car.