Imagine that no one would hire you because of a bad decision you made in your past. For example, you may have been convicted of attempted armed robbery and unsworn falsification. That was 18 years ago, but most employers you apply to still view your past as a black mark. Every time you fill out…
Earlier this week, Elaine Herzber was tragically killed in an accident involving an Uber autonomous vehicle. Elaine was walking her bicycle across the street and was struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle. She died at the hospital.
This accident should cause us to reflect and consider what happened. Uber should assess why its autonomous technology did not detect Elaine. Other manufacturers should assess whether their autonomous technologies would have detected Elaine. However, this accident should not cause manufacturers to slow down or otherwise halt their development of autonomous vehicles.
You might ask why we should not slow down or otherwise halt the development of these vehicles. The answer is simple: human driving is a public health crisis.