When Driver Error Becomes Programming Error

– INSIDE SCIENCE, FEB 18 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

Ninety percent of automobile accidents now involve human error. If scientists succeed in producing computer-driven cars, responsibility may shift to programming errors. In that case, who sues whom? Who is liable?

Scientists working on computer-driven cars — so-called autonomous vehicles — are dealing with issues Henry Ford never worried about, and the technology is ahead of the law.

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