Question: Are self-driving cars really safe? Or should we just quit driving and enjoy the inevitable?
A tool is only as good as the user and in this case the “user” controlling them is some corporate entity far away from the action. Consider, however, the amount of automation already in our lives, one example being “the grid” or our electrical infrastructure. It just… works, right? Most of the time, anyways.
And yet, the grid is a vast collection of mini-infrastructures all owned by different entities. You don’t lie awake nights worrying about it, though, even if it is vulnerable to all sorts of malfunction, malfeasance, sabotage, or natural disasters. We don’t worry about it because it’s been around for over a century.
Take comfort: one day, self-driving cars will be the least of our worries.