Here's a follow up question: can a driverless car detect and avoid a turtle in the road? It's turtle season up north, with thousands of turtles crossing the highway to lay their eggs. I and hundreds of other drivers swerve and save a few turtle lives. A few probably aim at them. Cars have killed off entire species of turtles.
A BBC story heralds a new breakthrough with 16,000 computers together now being able to identify a cat. Your driverless car won't have 16,000 computers. What about a tire, a brick, - a person?
Photo: NineShift saves a turtle