As a cyclist, a motorist and someone who can't wait for self driving vehicles to be the norm
First up - condolences to the bereaved family...
This case interests me greatly.
An 80 year old cyclist is particularly vulnerable - both from not carting around a tonne and a half or armour, and from the 80 years they have spent on the earth.
An 80 year old cyclist is also unlikely to have been a novice - most of the octogenerian cyclists I am aware of are life long cyclists continuing to do what they enjoy.
There is a pretty good chance that at least the authorities will get excellent data on the incident.
Assuming the normal case of motorist at fault (75% according to the police) then if any of the 'auto braking' systems have been actively disabled then I can't think that anything less than a manslaughter charge is appropriate.
If the cyclist has had to take evasive action for a road defect then I would hope that the courts would view that as a normal course to take.
It is also possible that the cyclist had a heart attack in the couple of seconds preceding the incident...
We just don't know - but I am interested in the investigation.