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UK transport's 'ludicrous' robocar code may 'put lives at risk'

Christoph Silver badge

"The entire purpose of a safety driver is as a backstop for catastrophic technology failure," said Tindell.

Quite. And if the technology failure is that the system has crashed or seized up so badly that the remote link no longer works, just exactly what is the remote safety driver supposed to do?

Or the incredibly rare circumstance that the car is under a bridge, among tall buildings, or in a tunnel so that the link doesn't work?

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