Friday, March 30, 2018

I'm A Prophet

Not really, but it was a inevitable that someone would die in as self-driving car accident where the fault was at least ambiguous. This doesn't even mean they are bad! I'm just just amazed that all the pundits and even the manufacturers were not prepared for it. Of course it was going to happen.

As my colleague Neal Boudette noted, Waymo’s announcement showed that the company has “an audacious vision that goes far beyond even the most optimistic plans of its rivals.” Waymo says that by 2020 — that is, two years from now — its fleet of self-driving Jaguars will be doing as many as a million trips per day.

They won't but if they do there will be an accident almost every day! Sometimes fatal ones! They'd better figure this thing out.