I am reminded that when cars were first invented, there were laws put in place mandating that someone walk ahead of any self-propelled vehicle waving a red flag, for fear of scaring horses and making people uncomfortable.
I'm sure that in one hundred years this sort of reaction - blaming the software for an inattentive driver failing to yield - will be seen in exactly the same way.
The two situations are not comparable.
When the automobile was invented it wouldn't take more than a handful of real world experiments to determine that red flag laws were unnecessary.
But demonstrating that current self-driving car technology is as safe as a human driver is a much tougher challenge, and I'm not convinced that it's a challenge they're taking seriously.