I am a cyclist and a driver.
If the tech works I would trust autonomous vehicles much more than the meat driven ones when I'm cycling. Not sure what they are moaning about. Most cycle deaths would be avoided by either:
a. Car drivers being a bit more aware and in less of a hurry
b. Cyclists being better trained to not do silly things like enter HGV blindspots, undertake, ignore traffic controls. A lot need to be trained to control their road space a bit better as well, and do basic maintenance like pump their tyres up hard enough they can cycle in a straight line.
I would be in favour of compulsory cycle training before you can go out in traffic.