Tesla CEO: Criticism of Self-Driving Cars Can Kill People

“If, in writing some article that’s negative, you effectively dissuade people from using autonomous vehicles, you’re killing people,” said Musk, who expects his self-driving technology to be at least twice as safe as cars driven by humans. Th
“Over time, after the technology has established itself, one would expect there would be a decrease in fatalities,” says Raj Rajkumar, a computer engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University who leads its autonomous vehicle research. “But this is too premature to make this claim. Tesla’s technology is known to be imperfect.”