Inventors are always looking for ways for technology to make our lives a little easier. Imagine sitting in a traffic jam or on a long road trip and being able to catch up on work, watch a movie or take a nap while your car does all the driving for you. That's the direction we seem to be moving in with the introduction of the self-driving car.
While we know that technology isn't perfect, we also know that new technology in particular seems to come with its own set of issues and a serious learning curve. Such is the case with the death of the driver of an autonomous Tesla vehicle that was killed after the car's autopilot system didn't recognize the white side of a tractor-trailer.