[LINK] Why you may not own, or drive your vehicle in 10 years time
dlochrin at key.net.au
Thu Jun 9 22:29:48 AEST 2016
On 2016-06-09 21:32 I wrote:
> Suppose there's been heavy rain for three days and numerous warnings about flooding on local roads. Ignoring the warnings, I drive around a bend and hit water 30cm deep at the speed limit with the result the car aquaplanes causing an accident with multiple fatalities. With a conventional car I think there'd be no doubt about the outcome - I'd be doing porridge for negligent driving. But what person would be responsible with a driverless vehicle? Who would the relatives of the dead victims sue, or have they no comeback?
Sorry, the point of this example was lost during editing... Driving in a real-world context relies on a wider set of information than is present in the immediate vehicle environment. No matter how good the sensors and AI software might be, they're not the same as a human functioning in the real world. In this case the onboard system wasn't monitoring the media and the weather.
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