[ExI] Tesla autopilot

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 09:12:51 UTC 2022

On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 8:35 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Having a PE license makes me the world's foremost expert on what projects
> I will personally work for.  I wouldn't go anywhere near the place unless
> there was some kind of blanket indemnity for that particular activity,
> where courts or our legal system declared self-driving cars a kind of
> special case where normal tort law doesn't apply.  Should self-driving car
> companies somehow be given blanket immunity, then stock buyers will come
> and controls engineers will come.  I don't expect the lawsuit industry or
> the US legal system to offer such immunity.

### But why would you insist on immunity? If you are insured none of this
is your headache.

It's probably impossible for courts to nullify tort law for FSD and why
would they, anyway?

The only situation where the lawsuit industry could substantially affect
FSD cars would be if juries started awarding large punitive damages in
cases involving FSD. Otherwise, because of the assumed superior safety
record of FSD, the relevant insurance premiums would stay well below
liability premiums for regular driving.

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