The first space probe to pass Mercury was Mariner 10. Mariner 11 and Mariner 12 were supposed to fly to Jupiter and Saturn, but they were renamed to Voyager 1 and Voyager 2.
Natural selection is what happens if there is no special breeding goal.
Please, please show me the law that says so.
I live in a rural village of about 2,000 inhabitants, and I have 30/6 mbit/sec DSL at around 30 €/month. In fact I guess that most "cable companies" are running DSL to your home and then send the TV signals within the DSL. I know that most phone companies do. If you order a T1 or E1 with them, you get a DSL modem with a T1/E1 port.
So the results are disappointing in a way, as the most boring of all alternative explanations seems to be true.
Yes, the autonomous cars will have bugs, and there will be situations where they just crash in a literal sense. But so do humans, and they do it fairly often. An autonomous car will not be drunk driving, and it will be not getting an heart attack at 65 mph, and it will not be distracted by that phone call or the children on the backseat getting into an infight.