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Comment Is it really that complex?(prolly yes but still) (Score 1) 337

1. maybe law was inspired by google's testing car which did have a driver. If not, it still seams reasonable until driverless cars are considered mostly infallable
2. just a guess - why not make the driverless car owner responsible?
Plus given it's a driveless car something tells me law officers won't have to search for plate numbers anymore either.


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