VW should be forced to buy-back at original transaction price all of these cars, as no owner will be satisfied by the performance of the cars post-retrofit.
That doesn't make any sense - the car worked as promised (except for the extra emissions) for the time the driver's used it. If anything they should have to buy back the car at its current resale value, but even that is pushing it.
The obvious solution for Google is to make all of their non-European domains redirect to European ones when accessed from within the EU. Google is intentionally breaking the law because of their stance on censorship. That may or may not be a good thing depending on your view, but that is what is happening here.
What is definitely *not* happening is France trying to enforce its laws outside of France - the headline and article are intentionally misleading.
It's an even bigger travesty that a party with a mere 4.7% of the votes got a massive 56 seats.
Is it though? They won essentially all of Scotland. Having 8.6% of the MPs seems fairly reasonable.
This would be better than wrong regulation. No regulation means that each car company is exposed to civil liabilities and brand damage, which is all the incentive they need to keep things pretty safe.
You could make exactly the same argument with respect to human drivers and driver's licenses - that you don't need licenses because each person is exposed to civil liabilities and has a personal reputation. Yet we still require humans to be licensed to drive, and that's when we know the failure modes very well. We have no idea what the failure modes might be for some new algorithm. We can't just release them into the wild all willy-nilly and hope for the best.
Yes, regulation slows progress to a degree. That's fine - it is both a feature and a bug. Self driving cars don't need to be here tomorrow. Why not take our time and do it right, rather than rush it and run the risk of deploying the technology before it's ready?
The Macintosh is Xerox technology at its best.