Yeah, you're quite right. With the advancement in Smart cars and technology these days : Tesla, fortwo, fortfour e.t.c. i won't be surprised at all if an A.I similar to ED already exists.
However, they're still some features that ED has that I'm sure those other systems haven't integrated yet.
And ha! Certainly they'll always be that little hint of robot/computer error every now and then. Hopefully, ED would be improved over time.
And for real? Damn, that's rough. I'm glad he survived the crash though. But it's precisely why programs like ED would become more essential to society as time goes by. It's the future.