Updates to correct the response (to a car failing to yield) will no doubt be made to all (Uber) cars (which is not the case when meat computers make the same mistake).
akirk wrote:I suspect a better accident rate - esp. around minor dings / knocks / etc.
However, there is clearly a mismatch between PR puffery / expectation - and reality... an assumption that autonomous cars are more capable than is true, there is still no answer provided to some of the 'moral or ethical dilemmas' which have been posed (group of nuns crossing the road v. children going to school on the pavement!) - yet the implication driven by marketing from those with a commercial interest is that the technology works...
So with this accident - did the driver not intervene because they considered the situation safe, or because mistakenly they assumed that the car was in control?
In what way is that moral dilemma different from when you (an AD) encounter the same situation? What would your response be?
My response to the developing possibility of pedestrians (nuns or otherwise) crossing the road without taking into account the presence of my moving car, whilst 'escape' options are reduced by (for example) a full pavement (whether of children or more nuns), would be to slow enough that I could stop if they actually step out in front of me; but us meat computers do all make different choices