A company in Florida was testing a self-driving school bus by having it drive actual children to school until the NHTSA shut the project down this week. 🤯
It sounds like the thing was pretty tame — it followed a predetermined route and didn't exceed eight miles per hour — but it does raise some interesting questions.
Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and others are all racing to be the first to offer a self-driving rideshare service. In ten years, will self-driving Teslas pick kids up at the curb and drive them to school in style? Will the diesel-chugging yellow school buses of my youth be forgotten?
How safe does self-driving tech need to be before you'd entrust your children to it? 🤔