autonomous vehicles

Eli Wirtschafter

Listen to Google’s Sergey Brin, or Uber’s Travis Kalanick, and you might think we’ll wake up tomorrow in a world where no one needs to drive. But we’re not there yet.

Sarah Pattinson

September 19, 2016.  Driverless cars are already prowling Bay Area streets doing trial runs.  Host Ethan Elkind and our panel discuss the remaining technical challenges and questions raised by the proliferation of these autonomous vehicles, including  how we might benefit and how autonomous vehicles might change our landscape.  

On Monday night's show, City Visions host Ethan Elkind will look at our future in a world with self-driving cars, also known as autonomous vehicles.  Self-driving cars are already prowling our streets and highways on trial runs, thanks to the many Bay Area companies racing to perfect this technology.

"Google Self-Driving Car" by Flickr user smoothgroover. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Cropped and resized

When people are actually comfortable enough to take an automated car out for a spin, who exactly is in charge? And, if you get into an accident, who’s held responsible?