My latest post on Forbes.com puts some context around the recent news of Arizona residents attacking Waymo self-driving cars.
“On the one hand, this kind of intimidation is bananas. On the other hand, it raises the question: how often does this type of thing happen to regular citizens?”
The type of behavior that the The Arizona Republic and The New York Times would be totally unacceptable if they were directed against human drivers. But they’re no better when the targets are self-driving cars.
Road rage is just bad.
And besides, there are human safety operators in these vehicles!
“Reading the stories of Arizona residents using weapons to assault Waymo self-driving vans, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that a person could get hurt or seriously killed.”
I hope we can all take a deep breath and remember that violence is not the answer.