I completely agree, Dale. The transitional period that’s needed is the real test. The experience of driving anywhere now is a massive exercise in trust as it is. You (a driver) trust that everyone else is at least looking out for themselves and actively avoiding problems. And in most cases that is what’s happening. It’s usually when a human “fail” occurs that accidents happen. An autonomous car, perhaps in another few years, will almost definitely be far more reliable than a human driver, and we will need to give them the same benefit of the doubt that we give very fallible human drivers now.
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