Questions on VR Vs. Autonomous Cars

I don’t really have to much knowledge in regards to my question. In more or less words, I was wondering why don’t we push the VR controlled vehicles more? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to put VR controlled vehicles in a similar market like Ride Share to gather billions of miles driven so our autonomous cars would already have the knowledge. Seems like the reason we are struggling to get full autonomous cars is because we are trying to skip tech step. Am I wrong? Maybe there is a bigger scope of things I am missing and potential dangers going VR, but wouldn’t full autonomous be in the same boat that we are trying to skip to?