We’re now several years past the unintended acceleration scandal that cost Toyota billions of dollars over what we now know for sure was almost entirely human error. But today, our cars are starting to drive themselves. If you don’t see the problem with this, you should.
"We've lost more Americans on the highways than we've lost in all the wars that we've ever fought," says Jim Hall, the former head of the National Transportation Safety Board in a new video from the New York Times.
Twenty-five-odd years ago or so, I seem to remember my parents strapping me into their cars using duct tape, a plastic cell and a prayer. Today's kids, with their Britax superseats, seem positively enveloped in comfort and safety.