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What will laws on self-driving cars look like? Think black boxes and 'minimum attention'


"The operator will be responsible for monitoring the safe operation of the vehicle at all times, and must be capable of taking over immediate control in the event of an autonomous technology failure or other emergency."

Well that's no bloody good. There was that study that said drivers took up to 17 seconds to regain control; by which time you're upside down on fire in a tree and still with 10 seconds to go before the slow ones step up to the controls. "In the event of an autonomous technology failure or other emergency", I want mine to park itself somewhere safely and call out a tow truck, a taxi and probably a pizza delivery. Also, this proposed law would prohibit autonomous cars taking you to the pub and back which is the entire point of the whole field of technology. Sort it out Germany.

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