In my last post, I discussed how semi-autonomous technology’s reliance upon us is likely a fatal flaw of the technology. When accidents are caused by SAE level 2 and level 3 vehicles, the car manufacturer will typically respond to the driver in a similar manner: you have a responsibility to pay attention to the road at all…
The year is 2025. You pull up to a stoplight and patiently wait for the light to turn green. Suddenly, the vehicle behind you collides into your car’s rear bumper. Angry and frustrated, you storm out of your car to “greet” the man driving the vehicle that hit you.
“Why didn’t you stop?” you ask.
“I wasn’t driving. My car is an autonomous vehicle. I was reading my newspaper and did not know that my car was not going to stop.” The man responds.
“Well, I don’t care whether you were driving or not. My car is damaged. I’m late for work. It’s your fault.” You respond.
“I already told you that I was not driving. My vehicle is an autonomous vehicle. “It,” he points to his autonomous vehicle, “was driving. It’s my vehicle’s fault.”
“I don’t care. I will see you in court,” you assert.
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