Autonomous driving: Tesla deaths shine light on industry hurdles
Saturday, 04 24 2021, Category: Technology, Country: United States
News of more fatalities caused by self-driving cars is a setback for an industry promising to make driving safer. A closer look reveals a crowded sector with a lot of growing pains still ahead.
The fiery death of two passengers riding in a driverless Tesla on Saturday has once again drawn attention to a market that has become notorious for overpromising and underdelivering.
A handful of years ago, everyone from newcomer Uber to oldtimer Ford had promised self-driving vehicles would be on the road by the 2020s. These self-proclaimed deadlines have come and gone. Today, the players pursuing the end of the human driver have more humble ambitions.