Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona - How Do These Cars Work and Are They Safe?

Uber has been testing self-driving cars in limited cities, but sadly a woman was killed when she was struck by the vehicle. This incident is raising the question of how safe these vehicles are. But maybe the concerns are overstated?

"The millions of miles driven without major incidents by self-driving cars from companies like Waymo and General Motors may support the idea that autonomous vehicles are — even in a primitive state — safer than those driven by humans. But auto and mobility companies will have to convince lawmakers and the public that accidents involving self-driving vehicles are anomalies rather than signs of technological flaws."

Accidents do happen in life, it's just the state of nature in this fallen world. But maybe these self-driving cars aren't as dangerous as we might think.

Still, I have no plans on giving up my ability to drive my own car. I like to have control of my vehicle, thank you very much!