A safety driver puts up his hands as his driverless car navigates a road in Singapore on Sept. 23. (Edgar Su/Reuters)

Regarding the Oct. 23 Politics & the Nation article “Study: DOT is not able to steer driverless tech”:

Until I can sleep and read while my car travels to my destination, I will not consider it “driverless.” Indeed, if I am to sit at the wheel and do nothing but watch the road should something untoward occur, I will likely fall asleep, abdicating my role as a computer monitor. Can those eager supporters of “driverless” cars please craft a new word that would more accurately describe computer enhancements to cars?

When they are truly “driverless,” I’ll be in line to buy one. 

Margaret Crenshaw, Washington