Re: I'm not so pessimistic
I've been programming since before PCs and I'm sceptical that they will ever be robust.
On the basis of several decades as a driver, I'm not sure human drivers will ever be robust.
They rely too much on Lidar (easily jammed) and databases as well as human programming.
Hmm... human drivers rely entirely on perception/reaction mechanisms evolved to deal with much lower speeds and longer time scales - and also comparatively far less serious consequences in case of failure of said mechanisms.
Also how will the safety testing be achieved??
A driving test?