AV (Atonmomus Vehicles) Errata - Defects Are Lurking
I like the idea of being delivered to my destination by AV. Spoiler Alert: There are no AV for sale. Some of the vendors AV hype storms are quieting down as reality set in. See Autonomus Vehicles
My primary concern about AV is developing, testing, and updating, hardware and software. Defects in computer systems is the way of things. They are lurking in AV hardware, component, and software stacks that are built with various vendor products. The stacks are evolving. Vendors do a herculean task of creating, testing, and updating their products. Some more than others. Fixing defects with updates is a fact of computer technology.
Updating may be the AV Achilles heal. Use Microsoft as an example. It has been developing, selling, and updating software since 1975. It became market-dominate in selling PC compatible operating system and office software suit markets. Microsoft updates still stumble sometimes. Some PC users and business IT staff dread Update Tuesday because of the collateral damage updates may inflict, but users and staff do not usually die.