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I want to see mainstream autonomous vehicles (AVs), but I remain bearish about mainstream high-level autonomy.
My reasons for bearishness are not related to the technology that powers self-driving cars, or demand for AVs. Instead, it’s the systemic risk that wide-scale AV deployments create. What will change when we have numerous fully autonomous cars on the road?
Modern terrorist attacks require little technology, just dedicated terrorist(s) with automated weapons, often supported by body worn suicide bombs – and unlike natural catastrophes, which can cause damages over a widespread area, the “damage footprint” of a terrorist attack can be measured in square yards.
In considering the intricacies of public and private entities working together, the risk management perspective is invaluable in the process – being able to foresee risks, challenges and implementing safe programs that minimize liability.
Complacency is often attributed to an employee’s mental or emotional state. As a result, the advice for tackling complacency often revolves around reminding employees to pay attention and think about what they’re doing, exhorting them not to take shortcuts and/or encouraging them to slow down.