The chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Deborah Hersman, is now saying that black boxes should be mandatory on all autonomous vehicles in the future. "Data capture is going to help you understand if there is a vehicle problem, or if it's a human factors issue" she said. "When you have a driverless car, you have to demonstrate on the front end that you have the data that shows it's safe. But we would also say, you need to make sure you have good data recording capabilities, so when there is an event, you can understand what happened."
Of course, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and 70% of Huffington Post respondants are against this for privacy reasons.
[via Huffington Post]