Scintilla wrote:march83 wrote:In the entire history of the world, 1 person has been killed by an autonomous car and it's a failure. There were probably hundreds killed by human drivers just in 1 day yesterday.
THAT ^^^ is not the point.
These vehicles are not even generally available for sale nor in public use as a general 'thing', yet they are currently failing to identify and avoid key things. Like people
They have technology that is fine for coping with a closed-circuit racetrack, or maybe restricted access freeways (even here I kinda doubt their safety with stray and unexpected hazards), but they simply are not, and are not likely to be in the foreseeable future, able to deal with public access roads, with people walking, changing conditions, roadworks, detours, bicycle riders, kids and dogs or other animals about. Scrap 'em!
They already are. These are cars on the roads in a regular US city.
Did you read the latest information on what happened? Police reviewed the video. Not even the superior reaction time of a car's systems could have avoided this, let alone a human driver.
That's not to say the systems can't be better. But an expectation of perfection, i.e. zero deaths, is unrealistic because that can only occur when there are no vehicles at all. But when the road toll is 1% of what it is with human drivers, is that a good outcome?