Published: 16 September 2016
According to some of the recent news Chicago may ban autonomous cars.
Quote from Chicago Tribune:
Chicago’s Committee on Finance said in a statement, “We do not want the streets of Chicago to be used as an experiment that will no doubt come with its share of risks. No technology is one-hundred percent safe.”
Although the fears of the authorities are not without reason, but considering the self-driving taxis are being manned with two personnels, the probability of any undesirable incident is quite reduced if not completely ruled out. That no technology is 100% safe, and incidents are at times beyond human comprehension, but technology application should be encouraged and under controlled environment tested for larger usage as is being done in Pittsburg.