Dave Schuler is skeptical about self-driving cars, and he has plenty of good reasons why. I’ll just cite the last two:
- Big, rich companies with deep pockets will be irresistible targets for liability suits.
- The first liability suit could deep-six the move to autonomous vehicles for the foreseeable future.
I don’t see any way around these. If you thought people were litigious before, just wait until one of them gets a fender bent, or worse, by an automaton.