It will get better!
Despite the rather negative overtures though, he does have hope for the future. With the technology being so new, accidents, unfortunately, are going to be inevitable. As such, his comments, while rather morbid, do actually make perfect sense.
It has taken us the best part of 50 years for us to get air flight on automation as safe as it now is. While it hopefully will not take as long with cars, cars do have a problem that most aircraft don’t. There is, after all, a lot more to hit on the ground that there is in the air.
He, therefore, feels as the technology grows, it will get safer. Potentially even to a level that will make the roads and driving safer than ever before. This report does, however, come on the same day that a driverless Tesla car struck a police car in America.
What do you think? Can driverless cars ever be truly safe? Would you trust one to drive you or would you be too nervous? – Let us know in the comments!