"Google, though, is “definitely an L4 company,” one executive says. The company maintains that requiring human controls makes driverless cars useless for elderly, blind and disabled people who can’t operate a vehicle, and even makes the cars dangerous.How Google plans to rewrite the rules of the road for self-driving cars | VentureBeat | Business | by Reuters
“Developing a car that can shoulder the entire burden of driving is crucial to safety,” Urmson told the same Senate panel. “Human drivers can’t always be trusted to dip in and out of the task of driving when the car is encouraging them to sit back and relax.”"
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How Google plans to rewrite the rules of the road for self-driving cars | VentureBeat | Business | by Reuters
From an extensive self-driving car reality check; tangentially, see Alphabet’s Next Big Thing: Building a ‘Smart’ City (WSJ)