Here's something you don't see every day. But I did, the other day, at South Yardley test centre. And young people really learn in these machines? As if I can talk ... One punter at a garden centre today, to whom I got talking, did comment (as we discussed his Alfa Cloverleaf and my Focus Cabriolet) how vital it is for learners to "drive properly" in a basic car, before they get all the electronic aids, etc.
That said, most of driving is anticipating what other people are likely to do, and planning a response so you're ready. But, also, more and more basic cars in future WILL tomorrow have the gadgets we think of as high-tech today. Change comes, and ever more quickly.