Self-Driving Cars and Why They Should Scare You

By David Gewirtz

The problem with self-driving cars, not to overstate the obvious, is that they’re self-driving. There’s an AI (artificial intelligence) inside, taking the place of a human driver. That AI receives sensor data from the road around the vehicle, and also interacts with data from the Internet, like maps, weather, and traffic conditions.

Because the vehicle is moving, it can’t expect to rely on a constant, uninterrupted stream of real-time Internet data. When the vehicle g...