NYT: Autonomous Cars Aren’t Perfect, but How Safe Must They Be?

“We cannot expect any technology, any solution to be perfect all the time,” says Raj Rajkumar, a computer engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University who has led autonomous vehicle research for 15 years. “We live in a very uncertain world where lots of things happen.” Given that, regulators and would-be passengers may have to accept that the cars will cause a limited number of crashes, including deadly ones, if overall they save thousands of lives.