Is the World Ready for Autopilot Automobiles?
Things a computer won’t do while driving your car: settle disputes between squabbling kids in the backseat, floor the accelerator ”just to see how fast this car can go,” and apply makeup in the rearview mirror. Things a computer might do: malfunction. We’ve happily outsourced all kinds of traditionally human tasks to machines. But many of us are still wary of Google’s self-driving cars, despite their passing driving tests with scores that would put any teenager to shame. Google is hoping to take the system more broadly soon. No sci-fi style flying cars just yet, but it’s still impressive.
Source: New Yorker