KIRO 97.3 host Dave Ross asked Rob about a case in Texas in which a young child was killed by a distracted driver using FaceTime. The driver was charged with manslaughter, and the family is going after Apple in a civil suit.
Rob McKenna: “The really interesting question is, when are we going to have autonomous vehicles – self-driving vehicles – and will we actually make it illegal to operate a car, make it a requirement in our lifetimes that you have to be in a car that drives itself, in order to address human fallibility?”
Dave Ross: “I tell you, if accident rates, death rates go up as they have in the past year – a 10% increase in the first half of last year – that strikes me as just catastrophic when you consider how many lives are lost every year, how many families torn apart by car accidents, and it’s a story we ignore.”
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