When cars first came out at the beginning of the 20th Century, you had to have a person walk in front of the car at 4 miles an hour carrying a red flag - to keep everyone safe. Now cars (with the help of people) kill tens of thousands of people every year!! Society accepts those deaths as part of the cost of progress, and when the drama dies down about driverless vehicles, we will gratefully accept the reduced road toll - its a journey (pun intended)
Thanks for the insightful comment. When a new technology emerges, it’s normal to give it more scrutiny. Once it passed the test, people will pay much less attention. Self-driving car is no trivial task. What do you think of Tesla’s video-dominant approach?
I am ambivalent - like any major advance, there have always been competing approaches to the solution ( eg Edison vs Tesla, VHS and Beta, iOS vs android), one will usually come out ahead in the long run.