The Paradox of Safety Testing Autonomous Cars

A motorcycle helmet strapped onto my head, I nod at my driver as he charges into the beginning of a hot lap, snaking through hairpin turns in a black Dodge Charger, the wheel screaming and spinning out behind us. This is one of the final tests for passenger cars, to determine how the vehicle will handle under the extreme condition of sharp turns on uncertain roads. I laugh almost hysterically as we hit gravel purposely thrown on the track and the back end of the car whips out more dramatically.

read at: Inverse

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