Writing in Nature, Drs. Ashley Nunes, Joseph Coughlin, and Bryan Reimer argue for more robust policy measures around the implementation of autonomous vehicles - including requiring someone at the wheel at all times:
The safety and efficiency benefits of autonomous cars rely on computers making better, quicker decisions than people. Users input their desired destination and thereafter cede control to the computer. Full autonomy has — deliberately — not yet been adopted in transportation. People are still perceived as being more flexible, adaptable and creative than machines, and better able to respond to changing or unforeseen conditions.
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