Claims to hate the West and everything it stands for
Sure likes all our stuff though
Sure. We can let you have some control. All liability falls on you whenever you take control of part of the driving.
Not a problem, just like it hasnt' been a problem for the last 35 years I've been driving, during which by the way there has been exactly ONE accident I was even remotely responsible for, and even then there were mitigating factors involved that influenced the outcome.
I assume it will only work if the driver has 100 percent or the AI has 100 percent. Yes you can have your controls. But its either you or the AI not a mix.
I'm guessing you don't design systems of any kind for a living. Yes, of course, it couldn't work any other way -- with the exception, perhaps, of the 'emergency braking systems' I've been hearing about on some new cars. But that's just braking, not navigating. Otherwise to have two different systems (one silicon, the other carbon-based) fighting for control constantly? Would never work. Has to be 'autopilot ON' or 'autopilot OFF', nothign in between.
Google "expresses concern that providing human occupants of the vehicle with mechanisms to control things like steering, acceleration, braking... could be detrimental to safety because the human occupants could attempt to override the (self-driving system's) decisions," the NHTSA letter stated.
Bullshit. Vehicles must have a full set of manual controls available to the human operator at all times, and furhermore they must be fully educated, trained, licensed, and insured, just like always. To do otherwise is what will put people's lives at risk. Google is smoking crack and needs to be put in their place.
Will the industry relent and allow Government access to data from these devices?
If they or any company does, then they should be boycotted until they go bankrupt. It'll never end. Even if the government got access to every single device immediately, it would never be enough for them. Next they'd be pushing for being above any basic civil or human rights, and be able to use at will any torture techniques they felt like to pry 'secrets' out of peoples' brains, too. Ironically no one would ever be safe ever again, more fearful of the people who were once supposed to protect them than they ever were of so-called 'terrorists'. It has to stop, it has to stop NOW.
We can predict everything, except the future.