Let’s Not Forget The Public Health Crisis of Human Driving

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.