Sebastian Anthony reports for arstechnica on the quiet capitulation of another democratic institution (highways!) to our corporate AI paymasters.
The US government has cleared the way for Google to create a self-driving car that doesn’t also have a human driver inside the vehicle that can take over if necessary. In this setup, the autonomous driving software itself would be the vehicle’s legal “driver”; none of the human passengers would require a driving licence.
See you in traffic court … software!