The fatal Uber crash has many people questioning the safety and legalities surrounding autonomous vehicles – who is responsible?
Because autonomous vehicle manufacturers have proclaimed the safety benefits of self-driving vehicles, the public has very high expectations – autonomous vehicles will be superior to human drivers, despite the deaths they may cause.
“Autonomous vehicles are supposed to be safer than human drivers—this has been sold to us as their principal benefit. Given that, isn’t it only fair to hold AVs to higher standards than humans? If that were true, we might think this crash is actually worse than if it had been the result of a human driver.”
Read the article at Slate.