BREAKING: Autonomous Uber kills pedestrian; bad actors; more

BREAKING NEWS: An autonomous Uber has struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona; we discuss responsibility and liability in cases of autonomous car accidents; and finally, what’s the solution to “bad actors,” criminals holding up autonomous cars?

BREAKING NEWS: Uber test vehicle kills pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona

We’ll dive into the details sharing as much as we know about this accident as we strive to understand what happened, how, and why.

Bad actors and autonomous vehicles

It sounds funny, but if autonomous vehicles are designed to avoid striking pedestrians — notwithstanding the aforementioned crash in Arizona — then what’s to stop a group of “bad actors” — criminals, basically — from stepping out in front of an AV, forcing it to a stop, and committing a crime to the vehicle or its passengers inside?

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