The secondary problem is that such a feature will inherently lull people into a sense of ease and less focus as they drive. What’s the point of the feature unless it frees up the driver in some way, and once they’re freed up, aren’t they almost guaranteed to want to do other things with their time while in the car? There have been news reports about people using their phones more while using Autopilot, and there were suggestions that the driver of the car involved in the fatal crash might have been watching a movie on a portable DVD player. There’s a paradox here, where on the one hand the driver is freed up for other activities because the car takes over, and on the other they’re supposed to stay focused and not take advantage of that increased freedom.
Why the Tesla Autopilot Crash Matters
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Google themselves have studied this phenomenon, and found that humans could NOT be trusted with *Partially* Automated Vehicles.

It’s probably the biggest AV story nobody is talking about. https://next.ft.com/content/0f8e6b60-0bdf-11e6-b0f1-61f222853ff3?siteedition=intl

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